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  • Photograph of John William Pierrepont first published in the Retford Times newspaper following his death.
Person Details
Milton Nottinghamshire
John William was born in Milton in 1893 and was the son of George, a farmer, and paper hanger and Mary Hannah Pierrepont of Milton. George and Mary had seven children, John William, Ethel, Emily, George, Mary, Kathleen and Alice. John's sister Ethel died on 18 May 1924 aged 28 years and was buried in the churchyard at Milton Mausoleum. In 1901 and again in 1911 the family lived at Milton but by 1911 John William had moved from the family home and was boarding with local butcher George Clark at Eldon Street.
He was an apprentice butcher in 1911.
14 Sep 1915
22
601963 - CWGC Website
1967
Retford
Private
Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers)
John William enlisted in Retford with the Nottinghamshire Yeomanry, Sherwood Rangers. He went out with his regiment to Gallipoli and was killed in action on 14 September 1915. His name is recorded on special memorial number 49 located in Azmak Cemetery, Sulva, Gallipoli. His name is also commemorated on the family gravestone in the churchyard of the Milton All Saints (Mausoleum).
Inscription on family gravestone, Milton All Saints (Mausoleum), Milton, Notts: ‘In loving memory of Ethel, the beloved daughter of George & Mary H Pierrepont of Milton who died May 18th 1924, aged 28 years. Also John W Pierrepont, brother of the above killed in action in Gallipoli Sep 15th 1915, aged 23 years. He giveth his beloved sleep.’ CWGC headstone, personal inscription: 'Their glory shall not be blotted out' Retford & Worksop Herald and North Notts Advertiser, ‘Deaths’, 12 October 1915: ‘Pierrepont. Killed in Action, on September 14th, 1915, Jack (John) William Pierrepont, Notts. Sherwood Rangers Yeomantry, the dearly loved son of George and Mary H Pierrepont, of Milton, aged 22 years.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Pte John William Pierrepont Retford Times 29 October 1915 'A memorial service was held in the Parish Church, West Markham on Sunday afternoon for the late Pte John William Pierrepont (22), Notts Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, son of Mr and Mrs George Pierrepont, Milton, who was killed in action on Sept 14th and also to remember before God the following, all of whom (except the last) were connected with the parish or congregation: Benjamin Clements, George Moore, George Henry Warrener and James Slater (of Gamston). The service which, with certain modifications, was that appointed for the Burial of the Dead, and conducted by the minister of the Parish, the Rev G P Crookenden and the address was given by the Rev G Postewaite, Rector of Gamston, from the text “Until the day break and the shadows flee away” (The Song of Solomon, ch. ii. v. 17). The congregation numbered about 200 and included many visitors from the parishes around. The service was impressive in itself. It was made more so by the sympathetic devotion of everyone present.'
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  • Photograph of John William Pierrepont first published in the Retford Times newspaper following his death.
    John William Pierrepont - Photograph of John William Pierrepont first published in the Retford Times newspaper following his death.
  • Family gravestone, Milton All Saints (Mausoleum), Milton, Notts. Photograph Rachel Farrand (August 2015).
    John Wm Pierrepont - Family gravestone, Milton All Saints (Mausoleum), Milton, Notts. Photograph Rachel Farrand (August 2015).
  • Milton All Saints (Mausoleum), Milton, Notts. Photograph Rachel Farrand (August 2015).
    John Wm Pierrepont - Milton All Saints (Mausoleum), Milton, Notts. Photograph Rachel Farrand (August 2015).
  • A memorial service for John William Pierrepont was held in this church in October 1915.  Photograph Rachel Farrand (August 2015).
    West Markham (Markham Clinton) All Saints - A memorial service for John William Pierrepont was held in this church in October 1915. Photograph Rachel Farrand (August 2015).