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69738: Wilfred Tolson

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posted on 2023-12-07, 12:38 authored by Oxford At War Project Team

Wiliam Tolson was born in the 1880s, possibly in a military family. His father had fought in the Boer war. When the First World War started, Wilfred Tolson was a professional soldier in the Oxford Light Infantry. In 1916 he was promoted major from second lieutenant. He was wounded at the Somme. He lived in Ealing before the war potentially. Served in India after the war (his son born in 1922 and they went there shortly after). OBJECTS: Helmet in its box with his name and regiment on it. Photograph kept in the same box, featuring Tolson in uniform, 1905, inscription in pencil at the back with his name and regiment.(This story and material was shared at the Oxford at War 1914-1918 Roadshow on 12 Nov 2016)

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Sarah Cook (nee Tolson)

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Wilfred Tolson

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