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Title: Charles Joseph Leyland Tompkins
Post by: corb66 on Friday 28 August 20 20:43 BST (UK)
Hi Everyone.

I am looking for any help identifying the military uniform worn by the gentleman in this picture, he is Charles Joseph Leyland Tompkins & he was my Great Grandfather, the family were told he served in the Essex Regt and we assume that was during WW1 however we cannot find him in the 1901 census so not sure if he was serving at that time elsewhere.

I would also be interested to know your thoughts regarding what medals he is wearing & what they may be for.

We believe he was born in 1879 in Longton Stoke on Trent Staffordshire.

Thanks

Andrea.

Title: Re: Charles Joseph Leyland Tompkins
Post by: Ladyhawk on Friday 28 August 20 20:58 BST (UK)

We believe he was born in 1879 in Longton Stoke on Trent Staffordshire.


Sorry can’t help with the uniform but this is his birth registration showing mmn

TOMPKINS, CHARLES  JOSEPH LAYLAND  mmn   MALBON 
1878  D Quarter in STOKE-UPON-TRENT  Volume 06B  Page 274

Edit to add Charles with parents on 1891c

Edward Street, Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire
Joseph L   Tompkin   Head   1857   Lamp Lighter   Longton, Staffordshire
Annie   Tompkin   Wife   1868 Longton, Staffordshire
Charles J L Tompkin   1879   Longton, Staffordshire
Ann E   Tompkin   1887   Longton, Staffordshire
Title: Re: Charles Joseph Leyland Tompkins
Post by: Jebber on Friday 28 August 20 21:46 BST (UK)
The left hand Medal looks like the Queen’s South Arica Medal.
Title: Re: Charles Joseph Leyland Tompkins
Post by: Jebber on Friday 28 August 20 21:57 BST (UK)
Papers on Findmypast, should also be in Ancestry.


115593 Gnr Royal Garrison Artillery, enlisted 19/12/1915 transferred A class Z list Army Reserves 20/03/19 previously served in Kings Royal Rifles enlisted discharged 25/11/09

NOK Annie Louisa Tompkins
Married at Colchester 17/05/13 Annie was widow, there are children listed, all born Colchester.
Title: Re: Charles Joseph Leyland Tompkins
Post by: MaxD on Saturday 29 August 20 09:32 BST (UK)
The uniform is from his time in the King's Royal Rifle Corps.  There are Boer War medal records (Ancestry) for the name and number in the KRRC although the initial is w - could be an admin slip and as Jebber notes, he has the QSA medal, the three clasps are as the medal record.  Served in UK in the Great War.

MaxD