David Stanley Tamplin

Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Pays de Galles, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales


Informations service militaire

Pays de Galles, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Numéro de service:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Newport, Monmouthshire, Pays de Galles, Royaume-Uni
 —  Manchester Regiment, 2/8th Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Berlin Wood, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Tyne Cot Memorial
Panneau: 124A

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Médaille — 26/03/1920
Victory Medal
Médaille — 26/03/1920

Points d'intérêt 2

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Mon histoire

David Tamplin was born on the 6th of March 1894 in Chepstow, Wales, Monmouthshire. His known occupation before the outbreak of war was a Bootmaker, following in his father’s footsteps. During the war Private David Stanley Tamplin served in the Manchester Regiment, 2/8th Battalion, part of the 199th (Manchester) Brigade, of the 66th (2nd East Lancashire) Division.

On the 9th of October 1917, the 66th Division participated in the Battle of Poelcappelle, a stage of the Third Battle of Ypres. It advanced from positions around Hamburg Farm through Augustus Wood towards the village of Passendaele. The Division attacked with the 197th and 198th Brigades; the 199th Brigade was in support.

At 1 a.m. the 2/8th Battalion took over the trenches on the left. They were in support and by 6.30 a.m. the men were ready in case they had to attack. While waiting in support about 2 companies of the 1/5th Battalion K.O.Y.L.I who had lost their direction arrived at their lines. They were then directed to a neighbouring West Riding Battalion.

By 12.27 p.m. the 2/8th Battalion was holding the old British line near Berlin Wood in support of the 198th Brigade. Their orders were to cover the left of the divisional front from Berlin Wood until touch was obtained with 2/5th Battalion on the right. However the 2/5th Battalion failed to take position and the Battalion covered a front of about 800 yards.

While covering the left of the attack from Berlin Wood the Battalion was shelled continuously for 6 hours and the intensity of the fire was increased. Heavy casualties were reported.

Private David Stanley Tamplin was killed in action on 9 October 1917. The 23-year-old was one of 82 casualties of the 2/8th Battalion on this day. He possibly fell due to German shelling on the Berlin Wood area. David Tamplin has no known grave and is remembered in the Tyn Cot Memorial.

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"Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., London, Uniform, 2018, pg. 120-122.
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The Long, Long Trail
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War Diary Manchester Regiment, 2/8th Bn.
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