Albert Edmond Tomblin (1892-1941)Subject
Tomblin, Albert EdmondPublisher
Wyndham City LibrariesDate
No.2399 Private Albert Edmond Tomblin
Albert Edmond Tomblin was born to John Robert and Elizabeth Ann Park in 1892.
He had several siblings:
- Minnie May
- Lillian, and
Albert enlisted into the Army at Melbourne, Victoria on 9 July 1915. He was aged 22 years and nine months and he was 5 feet and three and a half inches tall. Albert weighed 9 stone and 7 pounds and had a chest measurement of thirty five and thirty seven inches. His complexion was listed as fresh, with brown eyes and brown hair. One of his distinctive marks noted, was a tattoo on his left forearm – a dove.
All of this was recorded at the time of his enlistment.
He embarked overseas on 29 September 1915 and was with the 21st Battalion. Albert was stationed in France from 18 February 1917 to May 1917. He went back to England on 17 May 1917 after being wounded. Albert returned to Australia on 27 August 1917 and was discharged on 30 November 1917.
According to Electoral Rolls after the war, Albert lived in Footscray up until 1936.
He married Jane Winifred Truscott in Victoria in 1919 and they lived in Footscray together up to 1936. In one of the Electoral Rolls, Albert Edmond Tomblin is living in Footscray, South Maribyrnong at 5 Margaret Street as an Engineer with Winifred Jane.
They had three children:
- Winifred Noel - born 1920,
- Jack - born 1925, and
- Valerie May.
Albert died in Footscray in 1941, at the aged 49.
His wife re-married a man named James Coley and she passed away in 1968.
Albert and Jane were buried together in the Footscray cemetery – with the Headstone description reading: In loving memory of my dear husband and our father Albert Edmund Tomblin, late 21st Battalion AIF. Died 25th January 1941 aged 76 years. My dear wife Winifred Jane Coley, loved mother and grandmother, died 8th May 1968, aged 69 years.
Medals and Entitlements:
- 1914/15 Star
- British War Medal
- Victory Medal