Fred Tomlinson - Army Service Corps - West Durham

  • Description

    WEST DURHAM MAN'S RAPID ARMY PROMOTION. The many friends of Mr. Fred Tomlinson in the Hartlepools and round his home in West Durham, will be pleased to hear of his promotion to the rank of captain in His Majesty's service. His father was schoolmaster in the parish of Satley for many years, and the subject of our photograph, as a a young man, spent ten years in Africa as a mining engineer, during which period he served in the Northern District Mounted Rifles. Later he spent nearly two years gold mining in Madagascar, on returning to this country seven years ago, he commenced business as an Army contractor. Immediately on war being declared he offered his services, and was granted a commission with the important post of officer commanding the Army Service Corps, at Belton Park Camp, Grantham, where about 15,000 men are assembled. Capt. Tomlinson, whose elder brother Major T.H. Tomlinson, is commander of the Army Service Corps in the Tees and Hartlepools district expects to leave shortly with his division for service abroad. This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 5th of February 1915. During the Great War the Illustrated Chronicle published photographs of soldiers and sailors from Newcastle and the North East of England, which had been in the news. The photographs were sent in by relatives and give us a glimpse into the past. The physical collection held by Newcastle Libraries comprises bound volumes of the newspaper from 1910 to 1925. We are keen to find out more about the people in the photographs. If you recognise anyone in the images please comment below. Copies of this photograph may be ordered from us, for more information see:" > Please make a note of the image reference number above to help speed up your order.
  • Owner

  • Source

    IllustratedChronicles (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 7 years, 4 months ago
    Viewed: 454 times
    Picture Taken: Unknown
  • Co-Curate tags


Add a comment or share a memory.

Login to add a comment. Sign-up if you don't already have an account.


Co-Curate is a project which brings together online collections, museums, universities, schools and community groups to make and re-make stories and images from North East England and Cumbria. Co-Curate is a trans-disciplinary project that will open up 'official' museum and 'un-officia'l co-created community-based collections and archives through innovative collaborative approaches using social media and open archives/data.