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Arnold
John was born in 1883 at Arnold,the son of Henry and Alice Gretton. In the 1911 Census the family is living at Furlong Street, however his father has died and he was out visiting on the night of the census.( He was at 3 Kendal St,Nottingham and is a visitor there visiting the only other person at the address a Miss Lily Johnson ) He is shown as single and a grocer shop assistant working for the Mansfield Co Operative Society .He married Ada Hardwick in 1915.
He was employed as a grocer shop assistant working for the Mansfield Co Operative Society
31 Jul 1917
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907860 - CWGC Website
61205
Private
16th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He enlisted in Arnold in 1916 into the 16th (Chatsworth Rifles) Battalion The Sherwood Foresters which had been formed on the 16th April 1915. The battalion arrived in France and Flanders on the 6th March 1916. It was in November 1916, that his battalion moved into the Ypres Salient, and by July, 1917, they had seen much fighting and lost many comrades. The battalion moved into the Brandhoek Hill Top Sector on the 28th July 1917, and during action in this area he was killed. He leaves a widow
His name is commemorated on the Menin Gate memorial, Ypres, Belgium
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