Albert Joseph Tompkins

Name

Albert Joseph Tompkins

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

21/03/1918
19

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
203540
Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
2nd/4th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

POZIERES MEMORIAL
Panels 50 & 51.
France

UK Memorials

Breachwood Green Baptist Church Memorial, Breachwood Green
Great Offley Village Memorial

Pre War

Born 1898 in Offley, son of Albert Edward & Mary Tompkins. 1901 Census. Aged 2, living Tankards Farm near Luton. Born Sandridge. 1911 census. Aged 12 school, living at Tankards Farm nr Luton. Born Sandridge.

Wartime Service

Enlisted in New Court, Middlesex number formerly 7791. Also served with Royal Bucks Hussars (No 2779).

Killed during the major German offensive in March 1918 (Operation Michel). Battalion war diary states: 'Positions were subjected to severe enemy bombardment commencing at 4.30am, gas being fiercely used.' He has no known grave.

Additional Information

Part of 184th Brigade, 61st (2nd South Midlands) Division.

Acknowledgments

Adrian Dunne, Paul Johnson, June Colegrove, Mark Morgan