||William Keith Tamblyn |
||9 Dec 1892
||Woodside, South Australia
||11 May 1917
|'CORP. KEITH TAMBLYN MISSING.|
Mr. W. G. Tamblyn received official notification last Friday that his son, Corporal William Keith Tamblyn, was posted as missing. Corporal Tamblyn enlisted in 1914 and he served through the Gallipoli campaign with the famous Tenth Battalion, the remnants of which were later absorbed by the Fiftieth Battalion, with which he afterwards served. Corporal Tamblyn passed through the fires of Gallipoli unscathed, and after the memorable withdrawal from that Peninsula he spent a week or two on the Island of Lemnos, to be picked up later and returned to Egypt. From Egypt he was sent to France, going straight into the trenches on his arrival in that country. In his letters home he has never complained of the hardships of campaigning, nor has he even mentioned the various battles in which he participated, treating all these things with stoicial indifference in his writing, though it as quite evident from following the papers that his unit has seen some of the severest fighting which has occurred on the Western Front. Corporal Tamblyn has been nearly all the time with Clarrie Dunhill and also - since he joined up - with T. E. G. Guscott, now reported wounded. Corporal Tamblyn is in his 24th year; he had his 23rd birthday in the trenches. He was educated at Kyre College, Unley, and at the Roseworthy Agricultural College, spending 3 1/2 years at the latter institution. He followed horticultural persuits before enlisting, and worked for Mr. Showell for a time. He also took up 36 acres of land at Mypolonga and he had just got this into working order, when he let it to a neighbour and enlisted. It is to be sincerely hoped that Mr. Tamblyn will receive later information concerning his son's whereabouts.'
[Murray Pioneer and Australian River Record, Friday 11 May 1917]
|Service Number: 2455|
Roll title: 10 Infantry Battalion - 1 to 8 Reinforcements (December 1914 - September 1915)
Enlisted: 31 March 1915
Date of embarkation: 23 June 1915
Place of embarkation: Adelaide
Ship embarked on: HMAT Kanowna A61
2 Apr 1917; Noreuil, Somme, France; Prisoner of War
Interned at Limburg
Repatriated 23 Nov 1918 at Ripon
[From 'Red Cross Wounded and Missing' at http://www.awm.gov.au ]
||Simpson & Elder
||21 Jan 2017 |
||William Gill Tamblyn, b. Jan 1854, Truro, Cornwall , d. 3 Mar 1942, Renmark, South Australia (Age ~ 88 years) |
||Adeline Amelia Gubbin Nichols, b. 1866, d. 8 Aug 1953, South Australia (Age 87 years) |
||12 Jan 1887
||Wesleyan Church, Strathalbyn, South Australia
TAMBLYN - NICHOLS.
On the 12th January, at the Wesleyan Church, Strathalbyn, by the Rev. R. Kelly, William Gill Tamblyn, to Adeline Amelia Gubbin, adopted daughter of Mr. E. Nichols, of Strathalbyn.
||Margaret Thelma Malcolm, b. 1900 or 1901, d. 30 Apr 1993, Renmark Lawn Cemetery (Age 92 years) |
||11 Apr 1923
||St Augustine's Church, Renmark, South Australia
||28 Nov 2013 |
||William Keith Tamblyn|
No. 2455 Corporal William Keith Tamblyn, 7th Reinforcements, 10th Infantry Battalion. Served Gallipoli and France, transferred to 50th Battalion 1916, wounded in action 1916, prisoner of war 1917.