Corporal William Keith Tamblyn

Corporal William Keith Tamblyn

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  • Name William Keith Tamblyn 
    Prefix Corporal 
    Born 9 Dec 1892  Woodside, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 11 May 1917  France Find all individuals with events at this location 

    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] 
    Military Service 1915-1918 
    Service Number: 2455
    Rank: Private
    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
    Person ID I14267  Simpson & Elder
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2017 

    Father William Gill Tamblyn,   b. Jan 1854, Truro, Cornwall Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1942, Renmark, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Mother Adeline Amelia Gubbin Nichols,   b. 1866,   d. 8 Aug 1953, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 12 Jan 1887  Wesleyan Church, Strathalbyn, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 

      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.
    Family ID F1004  Group Sheet

    Family Margaret Thelma Malcolm,   b. 1900 or 1901,   d. 30 Apr 1993, Renmark Lawn Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 11 Apr 1923  St Augustine's Church, Renmark, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F1007  Group Sheet

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    William Keith Tamblyn
    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.


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