Tomlinson, Albert

Date of birth:
June 5th, 1914 (Bury/Lancashire, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
February 1985 (Brighton/ East Sussex, United Kingdom)
Service number:
235977
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

20 June 1942: Second Lieutenant

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Captain
Unit:
22 Machine Gun Corps, Royal Engineers
Awarded on:
August 24th, 1944
Action:
Recommendation:
"Captain Tomlinson was the senior A.M.L.O. on Sugar Green Beach during the assault landings in Operation Avalanche, and as such was responsible for the disembarkation of personnel vehicles and stores. The fact the disembarkation was carried out smoothly was largely due to the energy and efficiency of Captain Tomlinson. Personnel on this beach often worked under fire and Captain Tomlinson showed a good example of coolness and devotion to duty."
Military Cross (MC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
1 Clasp: Palestine
General Service Medal 1918-1962
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
With "1st ARMY" clasp.
Africa Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Captain
Awarded on:
August 24th, 1944
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Captain
Awarded on:
September 19th, 1946
Action:
Citation (general):
I"in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Burma."
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Captain
Awarded on:
September 19th, 1946
Action:
Citation (general):
I"in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Burma."
Mentioned in Despatches

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