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Edward Voce was the son of John Randall Voce and Elizabeth Ann Woodward who married in All Hallows Church, Gedling in July 1872. Their children included: Henry (b.1874), Elizabeth Ann (b.1877), Anne (b.1879), George (b.1885), Edward Randal (b.1890) and Thomas (b.1895). John Randall Voce had been a widower when he married Elizabeth Ann Woodward. He brought with him three children from his first marriage: John Randall (b.1865), Miriam (b.1868) and Arthur (b.1869). The Voce family lived at: 3 Carter Place, Nottingham [C.1881]; 41 Medway Street, Radford [C.1891]. In 1898 John Randall Voce, who had been employed as a sanitary labourer by Nottingham Corporation, died at the age of 52. Elizabeth Ann Voce then married John Swift, a widower, at Nottingham in 1899. The 1901 census has the family living at 32 Moorgate Street, Radford. The family unit contained a melding of Swift and Voce children and rather confusingly they are all called Swift. In 1911 Elizabeth Ann and her second husband were living at 1 Woolleys Yard, Prince Street, Radford [C.1911]. Elizabeth Ann Swift was to die at Nottingham, aged 71, in 1921. On 25 December 1909 Edward Voce married Harriett Foster at Radford All Souls Church. Their children included; Elsie May (b.1910), William Arthur (b.1912), Hilda (b.1913/b.1913), George Henry (b.1914). In the 1911 census Edward was visiting his married sister, Annie Slater, who lived at 10 Hope Street, Mansfield while his wife, Harriett, and their oldest child Elsie, were staying with her widowed mother, Sarah Foster, at 14 Sydenham Street, Radford. The family lived at 91 St Peter’s Street, Radford [Army records/1915]. In 1919 Harriett Voce married Alfred Smith at Nottingham. She died in Nottingham, aged 82, in 1965.
Carter (C> 1911) Drayman (Army Records 1915)
26 Oct 1917
825482 - CWGC Website
91 St Peter's Street, Radford, Nottingham.
1st Bn The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
He enlisted at Nottingham on 8 December 1915; placed in the Army Reserve until 5 April 1917; on 13 April 1917 assigned to the 3rd Reserve Regiment of the General Service Cavalry [Service No.33662]; transferred to the 5th Bn. Royal Fusiliers on 25 August 1917; on 13 October 1917 posted to the 2nd Bn, Royal Fusiliers; moved to the 1st Bn. [Queen's Own] Royal West Kent Regiment on 14 October 1917 [Service No.G/20040]; sent abroad on 15 October 1917 and joined Bn. on 16 October 1917; on 26 October 1917 he was declared missing and subsequently determined to have been killed in action on that date; as his body was not recovered his name was added to the Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.
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