WW1 British War Medal awarded to KX222 Clarence Johnson Tinning A.B. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (R.N.V.R.) Charles Tinning was born 17/2/1895 in Cathcart and later a resident of Newcastle Upon Tyne. He joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve in September 1914 and served with the Howe Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Tinning served overseas in Egypt and Gallipoli, he was invalided back home from Port Said. After convalescing he was transferred to the Machine Gun Coy. in May 1916. In August Tinning disembarked in France (1/8/16) and was posted to the 188th. Bde. M.G.C. In December 1916 he was invalided back to England and later transferred to the 4th and 2nd. Reserve Battalions. He attended a rifle course in 1917 and was awarded a good conduct badge. Transferred to Machine Gun Depot 20/2/1918 and discharged in 1919. After discharge Clarence Tinning returned to work in the shipyards as a riveter. He died in 1973 in Newcastle Upon Tyne.




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