George Tamblyn

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Sergeant George Tamblyn
Life dates
23 Aug 1894 - 18 Feb 1976

George was the Sergeant of Perranporth Patrol, Cornwall

Unit or location Role Posted from until
Perranporth Patrol Patrol Leader 24 May 1940 03 Dec 1944
National ID
WBQJ 213/1
Commissioned or Enlisted
June 1940

County Council surveyor

Claremont House, 27 St Georges Hill, Perranporth, Cornwall
Other information

George was a much respected man. A stairway up the cliff at Droskyn Beach, Perranporth was named after him. He was a member of the local surf club, experimenting with the new body boards between the wars, and voluntarily looked after the lifebelts and lines around Perranporth Beach. 

A WW1 veteran he served from 18 Sept 1914 as Corporal 200796 in the Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry seeing service in Aden and Egypt. He was recorded as 5 foot 9 inches tall. On 11 March 1919 he was admitted to hospital in Birmingham with "Spanish Flu" and was discharged 1 April 1919. He was discharged from the Army 2 May 1919 and was awarded the Victory and British medals.

He was remembered as being a very fit man who always wore a cap and rode motorcycles. In the large Cornwall group photo he is sat on the floor, far left.

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Caption & credit
Tamblyn Way in Perranporth

TNA ref WO199/3391 & WO372/19/144231

Hancock data held at B.R.A

1939 Register

Auxilier Trevor Miners.