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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Lest We Forget

First World War 1914-1918

Albert George Tonkin 1/4th Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment
Alfred Edward Tonkin 1st Garr Bn Worcestershire Regiment
son of Henry Herbert Tonkin and Ada Barnett, died of pneumonia 25 Aug 1918 at King George V Hospital in Dublin, buried Ford Park Cemetery in Devon
FamilySearch https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/GQ84-6CW
Imperial War Museum https://livesofthefirstworldwar.iwm.org.uk/lifestory/7679836
Alfred John Tonkin H.M. Yacht Sanda Royal Navy
Allan Thomas Tonkin 7th Australian Infantry Battalion
Andrew Tonkin 2/4th Bn Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
wife Alice, son of Sarah Ann Tonkin and grandson of John Tonkin, died of pneumonia 19 Oct 1918 New Delhi, India.
FamilySearch https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/G82Z-VJF

Imperial War Museum Lives of the First World War https://livesofthefirstworldwar.iwm.org.uk/lifestory/4472110
Archibald Tonkin Hood Bn R.N. Div Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
son of Henry Tonkin and Thirza Stentiford.
FamilySearch https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/G8JY-TYP

Imperial War Museum War Memorial Register https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/name/121724
Imperial War Museum Lives of the First World War https://livesofthefirstworldwar.iwm.org.uk/lifestory/6111808
Charles Tonkin 1st Bn Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Charles Russell Tonkin 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Cyril Augustus Tonkin 10th Australian Light Horse Regiment
D.J. Tonkin 347th Mechanical Transport Coy United Kingdom
Edith Mary Tonkin 3rd Gen Hospital Voluntary Aid Detachment
Edwin Cecil Tonkin 2nd Bn Coldstream Guards
son of William and Phoebe King.
Familysearch https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/9XBH-2HS

Imperial War Museum Lives of the First World War https://livesofthefirstworldwar.iwm.org.uk/lifestory/4472148
Edwin Thomas Tonkin H.M.S. Monmouth Royal Navy
son of Richard Henry Tonkin and Emily Dunn Riddolls.
FamilySearch https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/G8LL-17F

Imperial War Mueseums War Memorials Register https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/name/1682596
Imperial War Museums Lives of the First World War https://livesofthefirstworldwar.iwm.org.uk/lifestory/6398120
Note: brother of John Tonkin 1st Bn Devonshire
F Tonkin 1st Bn King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Francis John Tonkin 1/5th Bn Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Frederick Cuthbert Tonkin 7th Bn East Yorkshire Regiment
Frederick John Tonkin 16th Australian Infantry Battalion
George Arthur Tonkin 10th Bn Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
H Tonkin 7th Bn North Staffordshire Regiment
age 19 son of Mrs E Tonkin of High street Aston, Birmingham
Birmingham Mail 22 Apr 1916 News has been received that Private Henry Tonkin of the North Staffs Regiment, has died from wounds. The deceased soldier who was 19 years old joined the colours within three weeks of the outbreak of war. His parents live at 5 Longstone Place, High street, Aston.
Imperial War Museum Lives of the First World War https://livesofthefirstworldwar.iwm.org.uk/lifestory/4472191
Harold Tonkin 112th Heavy Bty Royal Garrison Artillery
John Harold Tonkin born 1886 Aston Yorkshire, son of Walter Henry Tonkin(s) and Elizabeth Athey
Imperial War Museum Lives of the First World War https://livesofthefirstworldwar.iwm.org.uk/lifestory/4472186
Harry Tonkin 5th Bn Northamptonshire Regiment
Imperial War Museum War Memorials Register https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/name/133628
Imperial War Memorials Lives of the First World War https://livesofthefirstworldwar.iwm.org.uk/lifestory/4472189
Harry Tonkin 11th Bn The Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment
Horace Tonkin 1st Bn Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Howard Tonkin 2/4th Bn Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
son of Thomas Bromley Tonkin and Susan Barnes.
FamilySearch https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/G8PX-1QY

Imperial War Museum War Memorials Register https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/name/1598655
Imperial War Museum Lives of the First World War https://livesofthefirstworldwar.iwm.org.uk/lifestory/4472193
James Edwin Tonkin 2nd Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment
FamilySearch https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/G8P5-RFR
Imperial War Museum Lives of the First World War https://livesofthefirstworldwar.iwm.org.uk/lifestory/4472218
Jack Tonkin 10th Bn Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
James Hubert Tonkin 14th Pioneers Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
John Tonkin 1st Bn Devonshire Regiment
son of Richard Henry Tonkin and Emily Dunn Riddolls
FamilySearch https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/G8LL-Y3M
Imperial War Museum Lives of the First World War https://livesofthefirstworldwar.iwm.org.uk/lifestory/4472206
Note: brother of Edwin Thomas Tonkin H.M.S. Monmouth
John Ife Tonkin B Bty 210th Bde Royal Field Artillery
John James Tonkin 48th Australian Infantry Battalion
John Rasmus Tonkin New Zealand Engineers
John Vaughan Tonkin 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
Joseph Edward Tonkin 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
Leonard Tonkin Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Hawke Bn R.N. Div
Leo Tonkin 6th Bn Royal Irish Regiment
son of William Tonkin and Hettie Rowe
FamilySearch https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LRR6-8DS
Imperial War Museum Lives of the First World War https://livesofthefirstworldwar.iwm.org.uk/lifestory/4472231
Leland Charles Tonkin 27th Australian Infantry Battalion
Leonard Tonkin 2nd Bn Royal Fusiliers
born 10 Jun 1889 Devonport son of John Tonkin and Mary Susanna Williams
Imperial War Museum Lives of the First World War https://livesofthefirstworldwar.iwm.org.uk/lifestory/4472232
Leonard John Tonkin 3rd Btn New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Leonard George Tonkin 1/4th Bn Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Leslie George Tonkin 20th Australian Infantry Battalion
Percy Tonkin 1st Battalion Canterbury Infantry Regiment New Zealand
Richard Caleb Tonkin 13th Australian Infantry Battalion
Richard Enoder Tonkin Otago Infantry Battalion New Zealand
Samuel Deeble Tonkin H.M. Trawler "Marion" Royal Naval Reserve
Sidney Alfred Tonkin "D" Coy 50th Bn Canadian Infantry
Stanley MacQuarie Tonkin 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Thomas Alton Tonkin Base Light Horse
Thomas Leonard Tonkin 2/4th Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
born 1891 St Teath, Cornwall son of Thomas Tonkin and Evelina Hayes
FamilySearch https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/G8YH-N64
Thomas Skewes Tonkin 98th Sanitary Sect Royal Army Medical Corp
born 1879 Ullesthorpe, Leicestershire son of Rev John Tonkin and Annie Gauvain
FamilySearch https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/G85Z-BMS
W Tonkin 10th Btn Lincolnshire Regiment
born William (Willie) Willoughby son of Eliza Willoughby and John Tonkin (John born c1865 St Agnes)
1901 Illogan: John 36, Eliza E 51, John O 8 and Willie Willoughby (adopted son) 6
1911 Glamorgan Wales: John 45, Eliza E 60, John Oscar 18 (born John Oscar Tonkin Willoughby) and Willie 16
William Richard Tonkin 1st Bn Wiltshire Regiment
Walter John Tonkin 4th Australian Infantry Battalion
William Henry Tonkin 4th Australian Infantry Battalion
William John Tonkin 8th Australian Infantry Battalion
William John Tonkin 2nd Bn Welsh Regiment
William Spencer Tonkin 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion


Second World War 1939-1945

Aaron Tonkin 325th Glider Infantry Reg., 82nd Airborne Div, US Army
Alexander William Tonkin Q Service Corps, South African Forces
Alan Edward Tonkin 1 School Technical Training Melbourne RAAF
Alfred Thomas William Tonkin H.M.S. Hermes Royal Navy
son of Alfred James tonkin and Emily Louise Pearce born 29 Oct 1918 Falmouth, Cornwall
Allan Edward Henry Tonkin No 3 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force
Clifford Henry Tonkin 2/33rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Colin Ray Tonkin 31/51st Australian Infantry Battalion
son of Stephen Ray Tonkin and Dulcie Milicent Thornburn born 30 Jan 1924 Broken Hill, New South Wales
FamilySearch https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/G8BS-QPK

Donald Clifford Tonkin 408 Sqdn Royal Canadian Air Force
Donald Edward Tonkin 2/43rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Douglas Noel Tonkin 75 Squadron Royal New Zealand Air Force
Eric Soudan Tonkin H.M.S. Niger Royal Navy
son of Lionel Tonkin and Emma Whitehouse born 2 Apr 1915 Lancashire
FamilySearch https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/G8BS-DJW
Frederick Maurice Saunders Tonkin Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
son of Harry Tonkin and Daisy Saunders
FamilySearch https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/G8B1-17R
Francis Alexander Tonkin 114 Field Regt Royal Artillery
born 10 Dec 1919 son of Frederick C and Bessie Tonkin of Devonport
George Tonkin Supply Personnel Sec. Royal Army Service Corps
born 27 Jun 1916 son of John Henry Mason Tonkin and Christina Ager
FamilySearch https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/GDM7-7ZC
George Henry Tonkin Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Henry Arnold Tonkin H.M.S. Hasty Royal Navy
born 28 Jun 1919 son of Adolphe Hawton Tonkin and Ethel Plant
Jack Tonkin 242 Bty., 48 Lt A.A. Regt Royal Artillery
John Maurice Tonkin Royal Air Force
John Penhall Tonkin 24 Sqdn South African Air Force
son of William Penhall Tonkin and Mary Elizabeth Medlyn
FamilySearch https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/GD93-WDH
John Ramsay Tonkin 15 Operational Training Royal Australian Air Force
Kevin Bryan Tonkin 2/16th Australian Infantry Battalion
Leslie Ernest Tonkin No 200 Flight Royal Australian Air Force
Leslie King Tonkin 2/48th Australian Infantry Battalion
Louis John Tonkin H.M.S. Asphodel Royal Navy
born 1923 Norwich, Norfolk son of Thomas John Tonkin and Gertrude Florence Maude Read
Percy Tonkin H.M.S. Repulse Royal Navy
Percy Ernest Tonkin S.S. Nagpore (Hull) Merchant Navy
son of William Tonkin and Edith Westley; husband of Norah
FamilySearch https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/GD9L-2VR
Reginald Charles Tonkin 7th Bn Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Reginald Edward Tonkin Div & Bde Hq (Aust Comforts Fund)
Richard George Tonkin 116 Road Const. Coy Royal Engineers
Richard John Tonkin Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
son of Thomas Percival John Tonkin
FamilySearch https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/GDS9-C9V
Ronald John Coward Tonkin H.M.S. Boadicea Royal Navy
born 1919 son of William John Tonkin (1882) and Eliza Northey
William John Tonkin son of Thomas Tonkin and Ada Jane Godwin
Stanley Richard Tonkin Civilian War Dead
believed to have been killed through war operations, body found 26 Apr 1942 at 7 Old Devonshire buildings, Bath
Thomas Tonkin 49 Sqdn Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
born 15 May 1919 son of Thomas and Margaret
mother Margaret a widow in 1939 living in Buckinghamshire

Walter Tonkin H.M.S. Salvia Royal Navy
born 1914 son of John Tonkin and Rhoda Moores
FamilySearch https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/GDS3-DLK
Wilfred Charles Tonkin Royal Army Ordnance Corps
born 1915 son of William Charles Tonkin and Maud Caroline Adams
FamilySearch https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/GDS3-LB1

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