Lieutenant Jack Tobin-Willis

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
Date published: 23/11/1917
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 17/08/1917
Age at death: 21
Cemetery: Mendinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Plot: IV. F. 2.
Information: Lieutenant Jack Tobin-Willis, R.F.C., was killed in action in France on the 17th of August, in his 21st year. He was the only son of Dr. and Mrs. Willis, and the nephew of Dr. Tobin, of Ilkeston, Derbyshire, and grandson of the late James Tobin, of Tincurry House, Cahir, County Tipperary. He was educated at St. Cuthbert's, Newcastle-on-Tyne, and afterwards by the Benedictines at Douai Abbey. He was a law student and an undergraduate of London University. Having got his commission in the A.S.C. Cavalry, he went to France in January, 1915, and was posted to a cavalry division. About six months ago he volunteered for the Royal Flying Corps, and having won his wings, did good work in the Aerial Service, on one occasion having with his pilot, Lieutenant Sayers, brought down two German aeroplanes, but on August 17th they were killed in action.