Arthur Noble Blanche Tomlinson (1890–1969)


Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 2770 1/5th Battalion


Photo courtesy Crich Heritage Partnership

Arthur Noble Tomlinson

Noble was born in 1890 and raised in Crich by his uncle and aunt George and Clara Twigg. He worked as a door machinist before joining the Sherwood Foresters in October 1914. He is on the Crich recruits photographs dated 1914. Noble entered France in June 1915 and was discharged through sickness in October 1916; he was awarded the Silver War Badge. Arthur B N Tomlinson married Maud Hill in 1928 June qtr (Mansfield reg district).

Crich recruits in 1914

Ian P. Macdonald; William Burr; William Curzon; John Walker; Nelson Martin;
Jack Kneebone; William Frost; Walter (Wammy) Mellors; Jack Cauldwell;
Jack Porter; George Perry; Noble Tomlinson

Crich recruits 1914

Included with these recruits are: Ian Macdonald; Billy Curzon; Jack Porter; Walter (Wammy) Mellors; Jack Kneebone; Billy Burr; Noble Tomlinson; Tom Coleman; Billy Frost; Luke Coleman; Jack Cauldwell; George Perry. It is believed that John Roe, brothers Herbert and Steven Bollington (and possibly John) are also amongst this group.

Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star Medals; also the Silver War Badge.
To France 26/06/15; discharged 13/10/16

Silver War Badge
2770 Pte Tomlinson, A. Noble; 1/5 Notts & Derby; 174,912; enlisted 17/10/14; discharged 13/10/16 sickness; served overseas


1891: Fritchley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
George Twigg Head 24 Agricultural labourer Fritchley
Clara Twigg wife 23   Crich
John James Twigg son 2   Crich
John Twigg brother 28 Agricultural labourer Fritchley
Alfred Barnes uncle 46 Agricultural labourer Ripley
Arthur N.Blanche Tomlinson ?son 11   Belper

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1901: Crich Common

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
George Twigg Head 38 Navvy Fritchley
Clara Twigg wife 32   Crich
Jno James Twigg son 12   Crich
Arthur N.Blanche Tomlinson ?son 11   Belper

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1911: Market Place, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
George Twigg Head 47 General labourer Crich
Clara Twigg wife 43   Crich
John James Twigg son 22 Machinist doors Crich
Arthur N.B. Tomlinson nephew 21 Machinist doors N.K.

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1939 Register: Town End, Crich
Arthur B N Thomlinson (married) b.16 March 1890; wood sawyer, incapacitated