O.B.E. (Military Division) Gazetted 3 June 1919. Order of Savoy (Cavalier) Gazetted 12 Sep 1918. Mentioned In Despatches 24 Feb 1917. Morton James Baring Tomlin was born in London on 9 Mar 1862, the son of John Leonard Tomlin and Frances Elizabeth Sibley and educated at Eton and New College, Oxford. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant into the South West Yorkshire Militia in 1881, Tomlin was promoted to Captain with the 16th Middlesex (London Irish) Volunteer Rifle Corps on 7 June 1907 and became Colonel of the 18th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (London Irish Rifles ) on 30 June 1911. After the outbreak of war, Tomlin entered France on 15 Mar 1915 and was placed in command of the 21st (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment (1st Surrey Rifles) and invalided to England on 30 Apr 1915, then commanding the 3/19th (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment (St. Pancras) from 5 Nov 1915 and achieving the rank of Brevet Colonel on 29 Oct 1924. After the war, Tomlin became a successful solicitor and died at Amblecote Nursing Home, Richmond Hill on 4 Feb 1947.