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William Henry Tonks

Male 1897 - 1917  (20 years)


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  • Name William Henry Tonks 
    Born 8 Jan 1897  Richmond Road, Atherstone, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Miltary Service Abt 1917 
    14th Bn., Royal Warwickshire Regiment (B Company) 
    Service Number Abt 1917 
    Lance Corporal 4072 
    Buried May 1917  Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 20 May 1917  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: Died as a result of wounds 
    Notes 


    • In Memory of
      WILLIAM HENRY TONKS
      Son of Arthur William and Ada Tonks, of Atherstone, Warwickshire.
      Lance Corporal 4072 " B " Coy. 14th Bn., Royal Warwickshire Regiment
      who died on Sunday, 20th May 1917. Age 20.

      Commemorative Information
      Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France
      Grave Reference/ Panel Number: XXV. R. 6A.

      Location: Etaples is a town about 27 kilometres south of Boulogne. The Military Cemetery is to the north of the town, on the west side of the road to Boulogne.

      Historical Information: During the 1914-18 war, the neighbourhood of the Cemetery became the scene of immense concentrations of British reinforcement camps and of British hospitals. It was remote from attack, except from aircraft, and it was accessible by railway from either the northern or the southern battlefields. In 1917, 100,000 troops were camped among the sand dunes, and the hospitals (which included eleven General, one Stationary and four Red Cross Hospitals and a Convalescent Depot) could deal with 22,000 wounded or sick. In September 1919, ten months after the Armistice, three hospitals and the Q.M.A.A.C. Convalescent Depot remained. The earliest burial in the Cemetery dates from May 1915. There are now nearly 11,000, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site and over 100 from the 1939-45 War. The cemetery covers an area of 59,049 square metres. The graves lie below three terraces, the midmost of which carries the War Stone and two pylons, and the highest is dominated by the Cross.
    Person ID I6529  bolstridge
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2018 

    Father Arthur William Tonks,   b. 21 Jul 1872, Mancetter, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ada Dewis,   b. 1875, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1893  Nuneaton, : Registration District, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F951  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Jan 1897 - Richmond Road, Atherstone, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - May 1917 - Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Died as a result of wounds - 20 May 1917 - France Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S208] Information Provided by Caroline Wetton, ( All Warwickshire information checked to Regs;).

    2. [S144] Casualty Details First - Second World War, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, ( Debt of Honour Register;).