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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Serre Road Cemetery No 2 Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Radford
Ernest Woodhead was born in 1893 at Radford and was the son of Samuel an iron turner and Caroline Woodhead née Sedgewick of 11 Smith Street, Nottingham. His father Samuel Woodhead was born in 1868 at Nottingham and his mother Caroline Sedgewick was born in 1869 at Birmingham, they were married in 1889 in Nottingham and went on to have 7 children, 1 sadly died in infancy or early childhood, their children were George Edward b1890, Ernest b1893, Elsie b1899, Gladys B1902 and Caroline b1905, all were born in Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family are living at 11 Smith Street, Nottingham and are shown as Samuel Woodhead 43 yrs an iron turner, he is living with his wife Caroline 42 yrs and their children, George 21 yrs a labourer in the cycle trade at Raleigh, Ernest 17 yrs a driller in the cycle trade at Raleigh, Elsie 11 yrs a scholar, Gladys 9 yrs a scholar and Caroline 6 yrs. Ernest married his wife Ida Elizabeth Hayes in 1916 in Nottingham, they went on to have a daughter Ida Elizabeth Hayes born 1916 and they lived at 11, Hague Terrace, Hague Street, Old Radford, Nottingham. Following his death his widow Ida received a pension of 18 shillings and 9 pence a week for her and her daughter.
He worked for Raleigh Cycles as a driller
16 Sep 1916
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Radford
Private
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Ernest Woodhead enlisted on 25th February 1914 at Nottingham whilst residing at Radford, he gave his age as 19 yrs and 148 days and his occupation as iron turner, he joined the Sherwood Foresters Special Reserve . At the outbreak of war he was embodied and landed in France on 9th February 1915, on 1st March 1915 he was transferred to the 2nd battalion Sherwood Foresters. He was killed in action on 16th September 1916, and is buried in Serre Road Cemetery No. 2.
In memoriam published 13th September 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post : “WOODHEAD. – In loving memory of Private E. Woodhead, 11, Hague-terrace, Old Radford, killed in action September 13th, 1916. I miss him and mourn him in silence unseen, and dwell on the happiness that might have been. – From loving wife and baby Ida. “WOODHEAD. – In loving memory of our dear son, Private Ernest Woodhead, killed in action September 13th. His heart was true, his spirit brave, his resting place a soldier's grave. Deeply mourned. – From his loving mother, father, sisters, and brothers.” Notices courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Serre Road Cemetery No 2 Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Ernest Woodhead - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Serre Road Cemetery No 2 Courtesy of Murray Biddle