Occupation: Secretary of the Nelson Branch of the British Red Cross
27 May 1876: Julie Annie Tomlinson is born to William and Julie Sarah Tomlinson (nee Kingdon).
1888 - 1894: Julie is a pupil at Nelson College for Girls.
9 November: Julie is a founding member of the Nelson branch of the British Red Cross and helps organise a November fundraising garden party. She and another woman run the ‘palmist’ (fortune-telling) tent.
1915 – 1919
By July 1915 Julie has become secretary of the Nelson Red Cross branch. Throughout the duration of the war she helps to organise and run street collections, keeps accounts of the funds raised by various districts around the province, deals with mail and correspondence, sources stock for Red Cross gifts, collects and distributes donations of money and goods, and co-ordinates fundraising appeals. Her work continued after soldiers came home. She regularly corresponds with local soldiers while they are abroad and receives letters of thanks for Red Cross gifts and packages received.
August: Julie is awarded a hand-decorated presentation volume in recognition of her service to the Nelson branch of the Red Cross during the war. It is inscribed: “you have given a memorable example of public spirit and patriotism which has brought credit not only to yourself but to the whole Nelson district”.
1952-1961: Julie continues her service to the Red Cross as a member of the Nelson branch committee.
1958: Julie was awarded the MBE.
21 October 1958: Julie is presented a Red Cross Society service medal.
1959: Julie donates the Tomlinson Silver Collection to the people of Nelson. The collection is now in the care of the Nelson Provincial Museum.
5 June 1962: Julie dies aged 86 years.