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Clifford A. Tinker
Lieutenant, United States Navy
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LIEUTENANT C. A. TINKER IS DEAD
Naval Reserve Officer Serves On Admiral Sims' Staff In War

WASHINGTON, July 20, 1927 - Lieutenant Clifford Albion Tinker, who as a member of the Naval Reserve during the World War served on the staff of Admiral Sims in London and with the American Naval Aviation Forces in England and France, died at Garfield Hospital today after along illness.  He was 50 years old.

During the transatlantic flight of the NC Seaplane, Lieutenant Tinker was the official reporter for the Navy Department at Rockaway, New York, and Trepassy, N. S. In 1921 he went to England to supervise press arrangements in connection with the flight of the dirigible R-38, which was being built there for the United States Navy.

In recent years he was a contributor to magazines and periodicals on naval subjects.  He was born at West Fremont, Maine, June 4, 1877.

He served during the Spanish-American War as a member of Battery D, 1st Regiment of Coast Artillerist Boston. From 1908 to 1916 he commanded Company H of the Massachusetts Naval Militia Springfield. He was Commanding Lieutenant the Naval Reserves in November 1817 and was discharged in November 1921.  He was a member of the Royal Societies Club of England and an honorary member of the Royal Flying Corps of England.

Lieutenant Tinker married Miss Harriet Bates at Westfield, Masochists, in 1906, who survives him. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery.



TINKER, CLIFFORD A
LT USNRF
DATE OF DEATH: 07/20/1927
BURIED AT: SECTION 4S  SITE 3259
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

TINKER, HARRIET W/O CLIFFORD A
DATE OF DEATH: 07/20/1927
BURIED AT: SECTION 4  SITE 3259
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


Posted: 7 August 2007
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