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Arnold
Lawrence was born in Arnold in 1889, the son of James a coal miner and Elizabeth Atkinson of Morris Yard, Front Street, Arnold, Nottinghamshire. His father was born in 1864 in Arnold , his mother Elizabeth was born in 1869 in Willenhall, Staffordshire, they were married in Arnold in 1886 and went on to have 12 children in total , however 7 sadly died in infancy prior to 1911 , their 5 surviving children were: - Rowland James b 1888 Hucknall Torkard, Lawrence Bertram b1889 Arnold, Florence b1892 Arnold, Lorenza b1897 Bulwell and Winifred b1908 Arnold. In 1911 Lawrence was a serving soldier he was 21 yrs of age and is serving with the 2nd battalion Sherwood Foresters who are in barracks at Crownhill Fort , Crownhill, Devon. His family were living on Front Street, Arnold and were shown as James 47 yrs a colliery labourer, he is living with his wife Elizabeth 43 yrs a seamstress, and their 4 children , Rowland 23 yrs a collier/hewer, Florence 19 yrs a laundry hand, Lorenza a collier above ground and Winifred 3 yrs of age
General Labourer when attested in 1907. 1911 - Private, soldier.
12 Mar 1915
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Arnold Nottingham
Private
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He attested on 13 September 1907 aged 17 years 10 months, 4 feet 5 inches and Church of England. On reaching the age of 18 he was posted to the 2nd battalion as regular soldier. The 2nd battalion moved to France in September 1914 and Lawrence has 8/8/1914 as date of entry. He was wounded in the throat by shrapnel on 23 October 1914., when the battalion were in a desperate fight near Bois Grenier, after a short stay in hospital in England he returned to France and was posted to 1st battalion. He was present with the battalion at Neuve Chapelle on the 12th March 1915 when the Germans suddenly shelled battalion Headquarters and advanced in overwhelming numbers and it was during this attack that he was killed in action. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial
Le Touret Memorial, France
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  • Photo provided courtesy of Cliff Housley
    Lawrence Bernard Atkinson - Photo provided courtesy of Cliff Housley
  • 10442 Private Lawrence Bertram Atkinson was killed in action during the Battle of Neuve Chapelle on 12 March 1915. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial. Visited, cross laid and photo taken by John Morse
    Lawrence Bertram Atkinson name on Memorial - 10442 Private Lawrence Bertram Atkinson was killed in action during the Battle of Neuve Chapelle on 12 March 1915. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial. Visited, cross laid and photo taken by John Morse