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Alcester Cemetery

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Pte H. John Tomlin 8th S. Staffs

Killed in action in France

July 9th 1916 Aged 23

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Alcester Cemetery

Warwickshire

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Herbert John

Tomlin

1892

Ullenhall, Warwickshire

10th July 1916

Killed in action in the fight to take and hold the Quadrangle Support Trench on the Somme - the 8th South Staffs suffered heavy casualties after being asked to take it on the night of the 9th July into the 10th July 1916 - they were relieved later on the 10th July having suffered large numbers dead and wounded, and gained mixed results

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8th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment

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