George Clarke Tune
George Clarke Tune was probably born before his parents marriage  I have been
unable to find a baptism however a likely civil registration in Dec Q 1875 at Caistor,
Volume 7a, page 645, George Clarke. Although George enlists under the name George
Tune surname he later makes a declaration that his correct name is George Clarke Tune.
He also refers to father George as his step-father.
Parents Marriage: George Tune [son of Richard Tune and Harriet Stamp] baptised 29th
May 1857 at Winterton Lincolnshire, married Maria Clarke.
1881 Census: George aged 5 born Caistor is residing at Immingham, Lincolnshire with
parents George aged 24, an agricultural labourer born Winterton and Maria aged 26 born
Searby. Sisters Harriet aged 2 and Annie M aged 7 months are also in the household.
1891 Census: the family is residing at Barton on Humber. George aged 16 is employed as a
stone breaker. His father George is a labourer at the chemical works. There are three
additional siblings, Rachel aged 9, John Richard aged g and Elizabeth aged 4.
Enlistment: George Tune [sic] enlisted in the Royal Artillery [Woolwich] on 14th August
1894. He was 19 year and 6 months old, born Caistor Lincolnshire, a 'seaman' although
this is the first mention I have found of this occupation. George was 5 foot 5 and 3/4 inches
tall, 141 pounds, chest measurement 35 1/2 to 38 inches, complexion fresh, eyes hazel,
hair brown. He was of the Church of England faith. He had an indistinct tattoo mark on is
left forearm and G.T on his right. He had a scar on the inner side of his left leg.
India: According to his service records, George served in India from 12th March 1896 until
14th March 1902.
First Marriage: On 4th December 1905 at the church of St Michael and All Angels,
Woolwich, George Clarke Tune aged 28, a bachelor married Elizabeth Ball aged 27. George
was a Corporal in the Army Veterinary Corp at the Aldershot barracks. His father is
recorded as George Tune, farm labourer. Elizabeth is a spinster residing 52 Liner Wood
Street [Woolwich] daughter of Edmund Ball, engineer. Both signed the register [Ancestry]
South Africa: According to his service records George served in South Africa from 31st
August 1906 until 8th December 1910.
Children: Military Births Army Veterinary Corps Bloemfonteine SA LDS Microfilm
#2102700 Military Births 1904-1911 Item 3 Army Veterinary Corps., Bloemfontein
6 months ending 30th June, 1909 - Frame 402
Elizabeth TUNE born 10th October baptised 25th October 1907 at Garrison of
Bloemfontein, father a sergeant AVC residing Tempe. Baptised by nurse E.M. Oxley. Note
in margin states "this child died 28/10/07" [Mistranscribed as Trine on FS]
Ellen May TUNE born 2nd May 1909 baptised 22nd May 1909 in the garrison of Tempe,
Bloemfontein, father a sergeant AVC [FS]
Death of Elizabeth: Elizabeth Tune aged 34 died in 1910 at Naval Hill [Blomefontein,
South Africa] [FMP GRO Army Death Indices]
1910 Census: George Clarke Tune, aged 36, widower, sergeant is residing in Woolwich
Daughter Ellen Tune aged 1, niece is residing with Christopher Green aged 35 and Harriet
Green nee Tune aged 32 at High Street, Ulceby, Lincolnshire. The Greens have no children.
Second Marriage: on 14th October 1911 at St johns church Woolwich, George Clark [sic]
Tune, widower aged 36, sergeant at the ?? barracks married Mary Elizabeth Joyce, spinster
aged 27 of 52 James Street [Woolwich] Both signed the register but George signed without
the 'e' in Clark.
Children: [Free Reg]
Dorothy M Tune born December Q 1912 Woolwich
Mary L Tune born March Q 1914 Woolwich
George T Tune born September Q 1915 Woolwich, Died December Q 1915
Marjorie J Tune born September Q 1916 Woolwich. Died December Q 1921 aged 5
Eileen M Tune born March Q 1918 Woolwich
Albert R Tune born March Q 1921 Woolwich
Gordon F Tune born June Q 1925 Woolwich
Alfred M Tune born March Q 1927 Woolwich
Death: Geogre Clark Tune died on 29th June 1961 aged 85. Cause of death was congestive
cardiac failure. [FMP Service Records]