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

Soldier

  • 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

Father

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

Mother

  • 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

Census

  • 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

Marriage

  • 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
    MISSING
    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

Medals

  • The British Medal
  • The Victory Medal

Memorials

  • 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

Military Service Timeline

  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed

Sources

  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (www.ancestry.co.uk)
  • British Newspaper Archive.
  • Fold 3
  • Find My Past
  • Genealogist
  • Forces War Records
  • British Army Service Numbers
  • War Gratuity Calculator
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • National Archives – Battalion War Diaries
  • General Registry Office

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