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Radford, Nottingham
William Henry Swindell was the son of George Swindell and Mary Astill who married at Nottingham in 1879. Their children included: Robert (b.1880), Sarah Elizabeth (b.1882), George (b.1886), Leonard Thomas (b.1891), Bernard (b.1893), Harold (b.1896), William Henry (b.1899) and Wilfred Astill (b.1902). The Swindell family lived at: 6 Radcliffe Terrace, Nottingham [C.1881]; 47 Citadel Street, Radford [C.1891]; 10 Beresford Street, Old Radford [C.1901 & CWGC of brother, Bernard]. George Swindell, who worked as a carter, died at Nottingham, aged 62, in 1915. His wife, Mary, appears to have died in the Basford registration district, aged 72, in 1930.
Still at school (1911)
27 May 1918
1760351 - CWGC Website
5th Bn Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
He enlisted at Nottingham; initially in the 9th T.R. Bn. [Service No.35339]; killed in action; as his body was not recovered his name was added to the Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.
Two older brothers were also killed in the war: Sergeant Bernard Swindell of 9th Bn. Sherwood Foresters died 27 April 1917; Driver Leonard Thomas Swindell of the 21st Division, Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery died 11 October 1917.
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