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Ernest Castledine was the son of James Castledine and Mary Ann Webster, who married at Radford Christchurch in April 1882. They had twelve children, seven of whom were alive at the time of the 1911 census. These were: Mary Ann (b.1882), Clara (b.1884), James William (b.1888), Ernest (b.1890), Frederick (b.1894), George (b.1900) and Ethel (b.1900). All were born in Nottingham. The family homes, all in Hyson Green, were variously: 11 Bridlington Street [C.1891]; 64 Bateman Street [C.1901]; 1 Anson Terrace, [C.1911]; 11 Lambert Street [Army records/1919]. James Castledine, who worked as a lace maker, died at Nottingham, aged 68, in 1932 while his widow, Mary Ann, died, aged 79, in 1941. On 20 January 1911 Ernest Castledine married Elsie Jeffries at Hyson Green St Paul’s. They had four children: Ernest (b.1911), Francis Leonard (b.1912), James (b.1915) and Arthur J. (b.1918/d.1926). In 1911 the couple and their eldest son were living at 69 Denman Street, Radford. His Army service records gave his widow’s address in 199 as 25 Medway Street, Radford. Elsie Castledine appears to die at Nottingham, aged 47 in 1937.
Ernest Castledine was a self-employed fish fryer.
17 Oct 1918
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5 Thornton Terrace, Pleasant Row, Hyson Green, Nottingham.
1/5th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Enlisted in Nottingham on 7 October 1914, having previous served in the Robin Hoods [Service No.2989]; initially served with 1st/7th Bn. Sherwood Foresters; leg injuries led to him being sent back to England 7 March 1916; re-embarked for France 13 August 1916 and joined 1st/5th Bn. Sherwood Foresters; appointed unpaid Lance Corporal 21 February 1917; appointed paid Lance Corporal 10 September 1917; reduced to Private for several different infractions of the rules 24 January 1918; killed in action; body buried in Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.
In memoriam published 17th October 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “CASTLEDINE. – In loving memory of Pte. Ernest Castledine, killed in action October 17th, 1918, Ever in our thoughts. – From sorrowing wife and children. “CASTLEDINE. – In loving memory of our dear son, Pte. Ernest Castledine, killed in action October 17th, 1918, 1/5th Sherwood Foresters. With aching hearts we shook his hand, tears glistened in our eyes; we wished him luck, but never thought it was his last good-bye. – From mother, father, sisters, brothers.” Above in memoriam are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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