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  • This photo was first published in the Retford Times following the death of Horace Palethorpe
Person Details
Retford, Nottinghamshire
Daniel Palethorpe was from Newark in Nottinghamshire. He married there in 1879 to Mary Ann Mastin. Daniel worked as a general and sanitary labourer, living, in 1891, at 4 Dukes Row in Newark. They had two children at Newark, John William and Thomas before moving on to Retford around 1884 where they increased their family with Walter and Arthur. The family moved back to Newark for a short period of time, (1889 – 1891) having yet another boy, Alfred. Again back to Retford they had their last two children, Horace born in 1892 and Jim born in 1897. By 1901, the three eldest boys and Daniel had secured work in a Tannery. In 1911, living at 40 Darrel Road, Retford, most of the grown up children had moved on, leaving John William, working as a railway plate layer, Horace working in the local foundry and 14 year old Jim as an attendant to an ice rink. Both the two younger children, Horace and Jim are both to lose their lives in the approaching war.
16 May 1917
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532740 - CWGC Website
38398
Gunner
Royal Garrison Artillery
He enlisted Nottingham on Jan 22nd 1913 and went to Singapore in September 1913 he was bought back to England in June 1915 and sent to France in March 1916 and served with the 3rd Army Pool of the Royal Garrison Artillery and was killed in action on 16th may 1917. He is buried Feuchy British Cemetery, France. His brother Jim was killed in France on 27 Nov 1917 in the Battle of Cambrai. Gunner H Pailethorpe [sick] Retford Times 1 June 1917 Mr and Mrs Pailethorpe, late of Darrel Road, Retford, have received news that their son, Gunner H Pailethorpe of the RGA, was killed in action on 16th May. He enlisted on Jan 22nd 1913 and went to Singapore in September 1913. He was bought back to England in June 1915 and sent to France in March 1916. He was educated at St Saviour’s day school and was a member of the Primitive Methodist Sunday School. He has a younger brother, Jim, now serving in France. Mr Palethorpe has received the following letter from the chaplain at the front;- “ You will have heard by the time this reaches you that your son has given his life for his country. I only write to express my deep sympathy and to let you know that I laid his body to rest this evening in one of one cemeteries beside one of his comrades killed with him in the presence of the officers and men of his battery who speak very highly and affectionately of him. May he rest in peace, and may God give you the strength bravely to bear your sorrow. The battery is putting a cross over the grave.”
CWG additional information:- Son of Daniel and Mary Ann Palethorpe, of 10, Leigh St., Attercliffe, Sheffield. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • This photo was first published in the Retford Times following the death of Horace Palethorpe
    Horace Palethorpe - This photo was first published in the Retford Times following the death of Horace Palethorpe