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Arthur Pillatt was the son of William Pillatt and Catherine Hare who married at Nottingham in 1874. Their children included: Annie (b.1874), Arthur (b.1876), Ethel (b.1877), William (b.1879), Christopher (b.1881), Edith (b.1883), Minnie (b.1884), Lily (b.1889), Ernest (b.1890) and Hector Archibald (b.1900). The Pillatts lived at: 70 Waterway Street, Meadows Nottingham [C.1881]; 22 Brown Street, Radford [C.1891]; 114 Hartley Road, Radford [C.1901 & C.1911]. William Pillatt, who had initially worked as a bleacher but latterly as a bricklayer’s labourer, died at Nottingham, aged 76, in 1927. His widow, Catherine, died at Nottingham, aged 78, in 1933. In 1904 Arthur Pillatt married Mary Jane Musson at Nottingham. They had two daughters: Gertrude Annie (b.1906) and Edna N. (b.1913). In 1911 the family was living at 238 Waterway Street, Meadows, Nottingham. When a death notice for Private Arthur Pillatt was placed in the local paper it gave 239 Waterway Street as his home address but also stated he was ‘late of 114 Hartley Road’ [n.e.p.2.3.1917]. In 1918 Mary Jane Pillatt married Charles Walter Kirby at Nottingham. She died at Nottingham, aged 56, in 1938.
Railway Labourer (C. 1911)
12 Feb 1917
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4th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Arthur Pillatt, enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 1st Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, he was attached to the Army Service Corps, he died at No. 35 General Hospital, Calais, on 12th February 1917. He is buried in Calais Southern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.(plot F. row 4 grave 3)
In memoriam published 13th February 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “PILLATT. – In loving memory of Pte. A. Pillatt, Sherwood Foresters, died February 13th, 1917 [sic]. Ever in our thoughts; but the hardest blow is yet to come, when the brave boys all return without out loved one. – From wife and children. “PILLATT. – In loving memory of Pte. A. Pillatt, Sherwood Foresters, died February 13th, 1917 [sic]. The midnight stars shine o'er the grave of a dear son and solder brave; how dear, how brave, we shall understand when we meet in that better land. – From mother, father, sisters, brothers.” Above are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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