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He was known as 'Archie'. He was the son of George and Mary Ferrill who at the time of the 1891 and 1901 census lived at 1 Warner Street, Old Radford, Nottingham. By 1911 they were living at 270 Alfreton Road although they later lived at the Midland Hotel, Radford. According to the 1911 census, George and Mary had had eight children all of whom had survived, but only seven were named in the three census 1891-1911: Edgar, who was 20 in 1901 and not in the household at the time of the 1911 census, and in the household in 1911, Ada (28), Mabel (27), John (25), Harold George (19), 'Archibald Tom' (17) and George Leslie (10). Marriage notice published 24th August 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “FERRILL – ROBINSON. – On the 21st inst., at All Saints' by the Rev. Mr. Clark, Coy.-Qr.-Mas.-Sgt. T. A. Ferrill, so of Geo. Ferrill, to Ethel Alice, daughter of M. B. Robinson.” Archibald married Ethel Alice Robinson on 21st August 1915, and at the time of his death they were living at 79 Harley Road. However, the medal roll gives his widow's address as 16 Trinity Avenue, Lenton. It does not seem that there were any children of the marriage; it is likely that Ethel remarried in 1922 to Thomas W Allen.
In 1911 he was employed as a design and draught copier.
16 Aug 1917
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Second Lieutenant
3rd Bn The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Formerly 12390 A/WOII, 9th West Yorkshire Regiment. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial (Panel 42 to 47 and 162). He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
His name is given on the 1901 census as 'Archibald', the 1911 census as 'Archibald Tom' and military records as 'Tom Archibald'. Nottingham Post notice (abridged), 3 September 1917: 'Ferrill. Killed in action August 16th 1917, Second Lieutenant TA Ferrill (Archie), West Yorkshire Regiment, age 24, of 79 Hartley Road. Wife Ethel.' In memoriam published 16th August 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- FERRILL. – To the memory of my dear husband, Tom Archibald Ferrill, second-lieut., West Yorks., killed in action August 16th, 1917. – Loving wife and baby Betty. “FERRILL. – In loving memory of Sec.-Lieut. T. A. Ferrill (Archie), killed in action August 16th, 1917. Too dearly loved to be forgotten. – Mother, father, brothers & sister.” Above in memoriam are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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