|Place of birth||Hobart, Tasmania|
|School||Flowerpot Channel Public School, Tasmania|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||7 Marine Terrace, Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Janet Tolman, 7 Marine Terrace, Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Claremont, Tasmania|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||26th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/43/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||26th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Age at death from cemetery records||24|
|Place of burial||Puchevillers British Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 61), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Edward and Janet Watt TOLMAN, 175 Davey Street, Hobart, Tasmnia. Commemorated in Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania.|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 2920 Pte Mostyn Edward TOLMAN, 26th Bn, returned to Australia, 26 September 1917; Nephews: 1514 Pte Edward Tolman DOMENEY MM, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 25 November 1917|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 15 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 21 March 1916.
Wounded in action, 29 July 1916 (gun shot wound), and admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station.
Died of wounds, 10 August 1916.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Mother oprotested, letter, 3 March 1921, that no items belonging to her son (medals, war gratuity etc) should go to his father under the provisions of the Deceased Soldiers' Estates Act 1918: 'I have been practically a widow for the last twentysix years and I have not received any maintainance [sic] from my husband all during those years.'Medals were awarded to the father, but were returned unclaimed.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, TOLMAN Owen Stanley|