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  • 24972 Private John Edward Betts - grave  VII. B. 45. Mendinghem Cemetery is at Proven in Belgium and the CCS was set up for 3rd Ypres
The Tommies humour came to the fore with three CCS at Mendinghem, Dozinghem and Bandagehem
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Nottingham
He was the son of William Crowther and Helen (née Woodhouse) Betts who married in 1875. He was the brother of Ethel Helen, William Leslie, Samuel Crowther, Richard Crowther and John Edward Betts. The family lived at 68 Broad Oak Street, 54 Hartley Road Old Radford ,47 Osborne Street Radford, and finally 20 Lonsdale Road Radford (all Nottingham).
07 Oct 1917
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Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Betts was called up for service and after training was drafted to France. His battalion took part in the Third Battle of Ypres, and Pte. Betts was seriously wounded, dying the same day 07/10/1917, at the casualty clearing station. He was buried at Mendinghem Military Cemetery. His brother Richard Crowther Betts served as a fitter with 19th Reserve Battery, Royal Field Artillery. He enlisted on 11/12/1915 and was demobilised in February 1919.
William Crowther Betts who was employed as a sanitary inspector by Nottingham Corporation died in 1912 aged 67. Helen was born in West Keal, Lincolnshire in 1849. John Edward Betts, who worked in the hosiery business, married Emma Radnell at Nottingham in 1915. They had one child, Charles Edward, born in 1916.
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  • 24972 Private John Edward Betts - grave  VII. B. 45. Mendinghem Cemetery is at Proven in Belgium and the CCS was set up for 3rd Ypres
The Tommies humour came to the fore with three CCS at Mendinghem, Dozinghem and Bandagehem
    John Edward Betts grave - 24972 Private John Edward Betts - grave VII. B. 45. Mendinghem Cemetery is at Proven in Belgium and the CCS was set up for 3rd Ypres The Tommies humour came to the fore with three CCS at Mendinghem, Dozinghem and Bandagehem