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He was the husband of Hannah (née Brandley) Hemsley, the father of Annie, Catherine and Walter Hemsley and step father of Mary Ellen Brandley. In 1911 they lived at 17 Foundry Yard Nottingham.
In 1911 he was a boatman employed by the Trent Navigation Company (carriers).
29 Jun 1916
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Acting Sergeant
13th Bn Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Sergeant Walter Hemsley, enlisted in Nottingham, he initially served with service number 28299 in the Sherwood Foresters Regiment, later transferring to 13th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. He was killed by a trench mortar shell on 29th June 1916 and is buried in Loos British Cemetery. grave reference XVIII E 26
Id confirmed by Soldiers' Effects Register (widow's name) and 1911 Census. In memoriam published 29th June 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “HEMSLEY. – In loving memory of Sergt. Walter Hemsley, killed in action June 29th, 1916. Gone from our home, but not from our hearts. – From wife, children, and mother-in-law (Mrs. Bramley).” Above in memoriam is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facbook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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