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Ezra Straw was born in 1889 in Carlton and was the son of George a shopkeeper and baker and Lavina Straw née Tivey. His father George was born in 1854 in Lowdham and his mother Lavina Tivey was born in 1856 in Burton Joyce, they were married in 1874, their marriage is recorded in the Basford Registration District. They went on to have 13 children , sadly 5 died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were all born in Carlton and were Fanny b1876, Elizabeth b1881 George Henry b1882, Hannah b1885, Ezra b1889, Wilfred b1891, Gladys b1894 and Leslie b1898. Ezra's father George died on 17th February 1907 in Nottingham he was 52 yrs of age. In 1910 Ezra marries his wife Nellie Weaver in 1910 , their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District. In the 1911 census his family are living at 41 Main Street in Carlton and are shown as Lavinia 55 yrs a widow and shopkeeper she is living with her children Wilfred 20 yrs a clerk and shopkeeper, Gladys 17 yrs a house keeper and Leslie 12 yrs a scholar. In the same census Ezra 22 yrs a baker is living at 33 Redland Grove Carlton with his wife Nellie 23 yrs.
He was a baker in 1911
09 Apr 1917
490746 - CWGC Website
11th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Ezra Straw, enlisted in Derby he served with the 11th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment, he was killed in action 9th April 1917 and is buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) grave reference 7.G.31
Obituaries published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 9th April 1918 :- STRAW. – In loving memory of Ezra, who was killed in action April 9th, 1917, the dearly beloved husband of Nellie Straw, of Carlton. And with the morn, those angel faces smile, which I have loved long since, and [illegible] awhile. – From his loving wife [Nellie]. “STRAW. – In loving memory of Ezra Straw, killed in action April 9th, 1917, dearly beloved son of Lavinia Straw, baker, of Main-street, Carlton. Not now, but in the coming years, it may be in that better land, we'll read the meaning of our tears, and there some time we'll understand. – From his loving mother, sisters, and brothers.” Above obituaries courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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