Biography of Private William Morris Toulson (309334)
17th Battalion Tank Corps Regiment
Formerly 22106 Royal Flying Corps
Died 6th October 1918


  • Name: William Morris Toulson
  • Date of birth: 1896
  • Place of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: October – December 1896
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: James Brown Toulson
  • DOB: 6th January 1869
  • Place of Birth: Scedington, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Mail Driver


  • Name: Charlotte Susannah Tipler
  • DOB: 1869
  • Place Of Birth: Dyke, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1896 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • William Morris Toulson, 1896, Bourne
  • John James Toulson, 1898, Bourne
  • Horace Baden Toulson, 1900, Bourne
  • Thomas Arthur Toulson, 1903, Bourne


  • 1901: William is living with his parents at 46 Abbey Road, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: William is living with his parents at 3 Orchard Cresent, Bourne, Lincolnshire.  The census gives him an age of 14 and he is listed as an errand boy.

Relatives in services

  • None found


  • No marriage for William has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry Tuesday 3rd December 1918
    TANK CORPS. – Toulson 309334 W. (Bourne)

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private William Morris Toulson, 309334, Royal Tank Corps was killed in action on 6th October 1918 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Father James


  • The British Medal
  • The Victory Medal


  • UK:
  • Bourne, Roll of Honour in Bourne Abbey Church


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private William Morris Toulson, 309334, 17th Bn.,Tank Corps Regiment who died on 6 October 1918 Age 22
  • Son of James Brown Toulson and Charlotte Susannah Toulson, of 6, Victoria Place, Bourne, Lincs.
  • Remembered with honour, Le Cateau Military Cemetery
  • Grave I. B. 167.

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

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