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Person Details
Hucknall Torkard
John was born at Hucknall Torkard in 1892, the son of John and Sarah Teece of 14 Burford Street, Arnold, Nottingham. In the 1911 census he and his family are living at Worral Street, Arnold, he is shown as being 19 years of age and a coal miner - pony driver he had two sisters . He was married to Harriett Teece and they lived at 15 Gedling Grove, Arnold, Nottinghamshire. They had one son, Bernard.
He was employed as a coal miner
21 Mar 1918
26
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Private
2/6th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He enlisted into the army at Derby joining the Sherwood Foresters. After his basic training period he was posted to the 2/6th battalion of the regiment and a little later he became a battalion sniper. On the 26th April 1916, the brigade left Watford and moved to Dublin in Ireland where they took part in what has become known as the Irish Rebellion or Easter Rising. They returned to England in January 1917 and went to France, landing at Boulogne on the 25th February 1917. On the 21st March 1918, the battalion were in the Front Line near Noreuil. They had a very heavy barrage on the line from 1am to 9.30am and the enemy attacked at 9.30am led by storm troopers who by their consistent bombing captured the trenches causing very heavy casualties to the battalion. Those who were able, withdrew towards Ayette where they regrouped on the following day. John was one of those killed in this attack.
He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France
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  • photo provided courtesy of Cliff Housley
    John Bernard Teece - photo provided courtesy of Cliff Housley