Cyril Tinsley was born at Bootle in 1895, the son of Edmund Eeles Tinsley and and Maude Mary (nee Rawle).
 
His mother was born at Walsall, Staffordshire, and his father was born at Newbury, Berkshire.
 
Maude Mary Rawle married Joseph Cox at London in 1889. Details of her second marriage to Edmund Tinsley has not yet been located.
 
Edmund and Maude's two eldest children, William Edmund R and Cyril were born at Bootle followed by Kathleen Annie at Formby before the family moved to the Wirral where Violet Emily, Frederick Barber and Terence Marshall were born. Ralph Henry was born at Liverpool in 1910 and Maud M at Bootle in 1913.
 
1901 Census - 64 Bebington Road, Lower Bebington, New Ferry. - Parents Edmund E and Maude with children, William, Cyril, Kathleen, Violet and Frederick Tinsley and George Galbraith boarder.
 
1911 Census - 14 Salisbury Street, Birkenhead - Parents Edmund and Maude (Married 20 years with 9 children born and 7 still alive), William, Cyril, Kathleen, Violet, Frederick, Terence and Ralph.
 
Edmund Tinsley was a soap manufacturer's agent in 1901 but had returned to his sea-faring career as a master mariner by 1911.
 
Cyril was an apprentice fitter at an agricultural implement makers at the time of the 1911 census.
Cyril Tinsley enlisted in the army at Bootle. His service records have not survived. Hiss medal card records that he was posted to the front with the Liverpool Pals on the 7th November 1915.
 
He was killed in action on the 10th October 1918.
 
A report on his death appeared in the Bootle Times on the 8th November 1918. His photo appeared in the report and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo.
 
BEDFORD ROAD OLD BOY.
   A further name has been added to Bootle's Roll of Honour by the death in action of Lance-Corpl. Cyril Tinsley, at the age of 23.
   Deceased, who was the second son of Mrs. Tinsley, 112a, Gloucester-road, and the late Edmund E. Tinsley, master mariner, had been 3 years in France, joining up with the "Pals." A coincidence which deepens the tragedy is the fact that Lance-corporal Tinsley was due for leave the day after he was killed. He was well-known in Bootle, being a Bedford-road "old boy." Prior to the war deceased had been in the employ of the White Star Line for over three years. Mrs. Tinsley's eldest son, Will, has been in France for about three years.
 
 
His father died at Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa on the 1st December 1915. Probate of his estate was obtained at Liverpool by his widow. He was working as a beach master at the time of his death and his home address was 112a Gloucester Road, Bootle. His effects were valued at 23 2s (2,000 at current values.)
 
His mother died at Bootle in 1923.