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Nova Scotia Tonks and Birmingham Tonks- Ward End
Posted by: Paul K. Smith Date: January 28, 2002 at 16:03:20
In Reply to: Nova Scotia Tonks and Toronto Tonks by Paul K. Smith of 327

Since last posting I have uncovered more info......here goes.

My grandfather Thomas Tonks was born in 1896 and pretty certain in Ward End, Birmingham. His father was Thomas Tonks and his mother Love Eliza Cobb - Tonks.

He joined the RN at 14-16 years of age and served in submarines during WW I rising to the rank of CPO.

He came from a large family. I have names for the following.....Jessie, Elsie, Florence, Ethel, Gladys, William Henry, Albert Edward and Frank Ernest.

My grandmother, Annie Lydia Tonks (nee Mowbray) was born in India and subsequently moved to Saltley, Birmingham (spitting distance away from Ward End).

Thomas emigrated to Canada in 1922 and first lived in Walkerton, Ontario where he worked at the Little River Golf Club. He then moved to Moncton, New Brunswick and worked at the Lakeside Golf and Country Club. In 1930 he moved to Liverpool, Nova Scotia where he became the golf pro at Liverpool Golf and Country Club (White Point Beach Lodge).

He had two daughters.....my mother Joan Barbara Tonks, born in Smethwick, Staffordshire and Dorothy Tonks (older sister), born in Windsor, Ontario.

If any of this rings a bell with anyone please drop me a line.


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