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George Evelyn Tinling

In memory of:

Captain George Evelyn Tinling

October 4, 1917

Military Service


Force:

Army

Unit:

East Lancashire Regiment

Division:

1st Bn.

Citation(s):

Military Cross

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 581 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

The Tyne Cot Memorial forms the northeastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 Km north east of Ieper town centre on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The cemetery itself lies 700 meters along the Tynecotstraat on the right hand side of the road. Tyne Cot or Tyne Cottage was the name given by the Northumberland Fusiliers to a barn which stood near the level crossing on the Passchendaele-Broodseinde road. Three of these blockhouses still stand in the cemetery; the largest, which was captured on 4 October 1917 by the 3rd Australian Division, was chosen as the site for the Cross of Sacrifice by King George V during his pilgrimage to the cemeteries of the Western Front in Belgium and France in 1922. The site of the Memorial is on high ground on the western slopes of the Passchendaele Ridge, from which the whole country to the English Channel lies open. The Memorial, designed by Herbert Baker and with sculpture by F. V. Blundstone, is a semicircular flint wall 4.25 metres high and more than 150 metres long. It is faced with panels of Portland stone. The following inscription is carved on the frieze above the panels:
1914 - HERE ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE ARMIES OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE WHO FELL IN YPRES SALIENT, BUT TO WHOM THE FORTUNE OF WAR DENIED THE KNOWN AND HONOURED BURIAL GIVEN TO THEIR COMRADES IN DEATH - 1918.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper Clipping– In grateful memory.
  • Memorial– Capt. George Evelyn Tinling (RMC 1913-15) East Lancashire Regiment. Born April 15, 1895. At Highfield 1904-10. At R.M.C. 1913-15. Fell in action Oct. 4th, 1917. Second son of Mr. C.W. Tinling, of Montreal. George Tinling was wounded a year ago and while on furlough visited Highfield School. On that occasion he spoke to the boys and paid an eloquent tribute to those Old Boys whom he had met in France. He had lost many of his dearest friends and it is a consoling thought that he is now reunited with those whom he loved so well. He is commemorated on the Memorial Tablet at Hillfield-Strathallan College, the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada, and in the First World War Book of Remembrance.
  • Memorial Stained Glass– Capt. George Evelyn Tinling (RMC 1913-15) East Lancashire Regiment. Born April 15, 1895. At Highfield 1904-10. At R.M.C. 1913-15. Fell in action Oct. 4th, 1917. Second son of Mr. C.W. Tinling, of Montreal. George Tinling was wounded a year ago and while on furlough visited Highfield School. On that occasion he spoke to the boys and paid an eloquent tribute to those Old Boys whom he had met in France. He had lost many of his dearest friends and it is a consoling thought that he is now reunited with those whom he loved so well. He is commemorated on the Memorial Tablet at Hillfield-Strathallan College, the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada, and in the First World War Book of Remembrance.
  • Memorial Doll– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.
  • Group Photo– Stone Frigate 1914 Royal Military College of Canada
995 Captain George Evelyn Tinling (RMC 1912) served with the East Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn. He died 4 Oct 1917. His name is listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium.
  • Memorial Arch– Memorial Arch, Royal Military College, Kingston
  • Memorial Stair– Memorial stair, Royal Military College, Kingston
  • Memorial Stained Glass– Memorial window, Royal Military College, Kingston

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