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  • Photograph was published on 12th June 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Radford, Nottingham
Wallace Kerry was the son of [John] Thomas Kerry and Mary Ann Singleton who married at Nottingham in 1885. Their children included: Ada Alice (b.1885), Wallace (b.1886), Lilly Louisa (b.1888/d.1891), John Thomas (b.1892), Arthur (b.1895), Frank (b.1898), Ethel (b.1900) and Annie Evelyn (b.1908). The family lived at: 14 Butler Street, Radford [C.1891]; 2 Bloomsgrove Street, Radford [C.1901]; 87 Salisbury Street, Radford [C.1911]. John Thomas Kerry, who worked as bicycle maker's labourer [C.1901], died at Nottingham, aged 47, in 1910. His widow, Mary Ann, then married Arthur Treece at Nottingham in 1912. They lived at 87 Salisbury Street, Radford [Army records/1919 & CWGC]. She died at Nottingham, aged 78, in 1944. Her second husband, Arthur Treece died at Nottingham, aged 71 in 1937. On 14 October 1911 Wallace Kerry married Emily Jones at the Nottingham Register Office. They had two sons: Wallace (b.1911) and Albert Edward (b.1914). The family lived at 12 Dorset Street, Radford [n.e.p.12.6.1915]. In 1918 his widow, Emily, married Walter H. Oldham at Nottingham. She died at Nottingham, aged 79, in 1969.
General labourer (Army Records 1908) Cycle Works Labourer (C. 1911)
13 May 1915
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92324 - CWGC Website
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2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He enlisted at Nottingham on 22 April 1908 Sherwood Foresters [Special Reserve]; re-engaged as a Territorial for four years on 11 December 1913; mobilised on 7 August 1914; posted to France on 11 November 1914; killed in action May 13, 1915. His body was buried at Le Touquet Railway Crossing Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France (grave ref F.2).
CWGC headstone personal inscription: 'He died that we might live' Brian Szowkomud who grew up in Radford, remembers 'Wallace Kerry's widow Emily lived on the next corner to myself and George Marshall. I used to run errands for her to the local shop in the mid 60s. Across the road on Dorset Street lived Mrs Stenson widow of Bernard Stenson [on this website]. My own great grandmother widow of Jabez Smith married a Swindell related to the Swindells [on this website].
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  • Photograph was published on 12th June 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Wallace Kerry - Photograph was published on 12th June 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918