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Henry Maurice Tinsley 1896

Postby mjay » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:53 am

A WW1 letter at the black country museum collections that was sent by Private Henry Maurice Tinsley, 1916 sadly looking forward to a Christmas he never saw. LestWeForget

Letter is written on lined paper in pencil. Address in the top right hand corner is 'PTE H M TINSLEY, 13741 9TH WORC TRANS SEC, 13TH DIV TRANSPORT, WARDIAN CAMP, BASE HORSE DEPOT, ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT, DEC 24TH 1915'.

The letter itself reads: 'DEAR WILL, NOW THAT I HAVE GOT OVER MY VERY LARGE BATCH OF CORRESPONDANCE I TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY OF WRITING TO YOU AGAIN. NO DOUBT YOU WILL BE SURPRISED TO HEAR FROM ME SO SOON, BUT I COULD NOT HELP SENDING YOU A PHOTO OF MYSELF IN MY RIDING HABIT, ONE OF MY PALLS PASSED A JOKE WHEN I WAS HAVING IT TOOK, THAT IS WHY I AM SMILING. I WAS MORE THAN PLEASED TO GET YOUR LETTER AND PARCEL, AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THEM, FOR NOW I AM SURE OF HAVING AN ENGLISH SMOKE FOR CHRISTMAS. I SAID I SHOULD NOT GET A VERY GOOD XMAS, FOR NOTHING HAS BEEN ALTERED AS REGARDS TO FOOD, BUT NEVERMIND. WILL I WILL MAKE OUT FOR IT WHEN I COME HOME, WHAT SAY YOU? I WAS ABSOLUTELY DONE IN ON XMAS MORN NEVER HAD ANYTHING TO EAT ALL DAY ALL FREE BEER & WHISKEY, SO I DO NOT FEELL LIKE WRITING SO WILL CLOSE NOW FROM YOUR OLD PALL HARRY'

With musuems permission to research they are after any more information about where he was serving/what operations he may have been involved

He's not on BCC
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Re: Henry Maurice Tinsley 1896

Postby mjay » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:54 am

I have found the following
DOB 1896(West Bromwich 6b 793)
*Baptism 11/3/1896 Oldbury

*1911 120 Bromford Rd Oldbury
Frederick Tinsley(48)(1863)Foreman West Bromwich
Ann Tinsley(46)(1865)West Bromwich
Married 23 Years (1888)
Frederick J Tinsley(22)(1889)Machinist Smethwick
Gladys Tinsley(19)(1892)Dressmaker West Bromwich
Ethel E Tinsley (17)(1894)Tailored General West Bromwich
Henry M TINSLEY(15)(1896) Steam Hammer Driver Worker Oldbury
L H Tinsley (9)Scholar Oldbury


*1901 53 Bromford Rd Oldbury
Frederick Tinsley(38)Labourer West Bromwich
Ann Tinsley(36)West Bromwich
Married 13 Years
Frederick J Tinsley(12) Smethwick
Gladys Tinsley(9) West Bromwich
Ethel E Tinsley (7)West Bromwich
Henry M TINSLEY(5)  Oldbury

*DOD Mesopotamia 25/1/1917 Killed in Action Asia Theatres

*Received British war Medal and victory medal
1914-1915 star
*Enlisted in Birmingham

Can anyone see anymore info
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Re: Henry Maurice Tinsley 1896

Postby rockyfowler » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:30 am

You ned to send for marriage West Midlands Marriage indexes for the years: 1887
Surname Forename(s) Surname Forename(s) Church / Register Office Registers At Reference
TINSLEY Frederick FARLEY Ann West Bromwich Register Office (WBRO) Sandwell Register Office WBRO/17/19

And his birth cert as well
TINSLEY, HENRY MAURICE FARLEY Order
GRO Reference: 1896 M Quarter in WEST BROMWICH Volume 06B Page 793

The Blackcountry Museum may help with funds?
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Re: Henry Maurice Tinsley 1896

Postby Jimmy » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:07 am

Ancestry,

Henry Maurice Tinsley.
Birth Place: Oldbury, Worcs.
Residence: Oldbury.
Death Date: 25 Jan 1917.
Death Place: Mesopotamia.
Enlistment Place: Birmingham.
Rank: Private.
Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment.
Battalion: 9th Battalion.
Regimental Number: 13741.
Type of Casualty: Killed in action.
Theatre of War: Asiatic Theatres.
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Re: Henry Maurice Tinsley 1896

Postby Jimmy » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:12 am

Ancestry,

UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914-1921 and 1939-1947
Record Image View

Name: Henry Maurice Tinsley.
Age: 21.
Birth Date: abt 1896.
Death Date: 25 Jan 1917.
Cemetery: Amara War Cemetery Part II.
Burial Country: Iraq.
Father: Frederick Tinsley.
Mother: Ann Tinsley.
Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment.
Regimental Number: 13741.
Region or Memorial: Iraq.
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Re: Henry Maurice Tinsley 1896

Postby rockyfowler » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:20 am

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Re: Henry Maurice Tinsley 1896

Postby Jimmy » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:27 am

From CWGC.

Rank:
Private
Service No:
13741
Date of Death:
25/01/1917
Age:
21
Regiment/Service:
Worcestershire Regiment

9th Bn.
Grave Reference:
XIX. L. 12.
Cemetery:
AMARA WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Frederick and Ann Tinsley, of 120, Bromford Rd., Oldbury, Worcs.
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Re: Henry Maurice Tinsley 1896

Postby mjay » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:27 pm

Thanks Jimmy & Rocky
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Re: Henry Maurice Tinsley 1896

Postby Northern Lass » Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:17 am

moving to military.
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