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Hucknall Torkard
John Bernard Teece was born at Hucknall Torkard in 1892, he was the son of John a coal miner hewer and Sarah Teece née Mee of 14 Burford Street, Arnold, Nottingham. His father John was born in 1867 at Bradley, Staffordshire, his mother Sarah Ann Mee was born in 1872 at Hucknall , they were married in 1890 their marriage was recorded in the Basford registration district, they went on to have 5 children, sasdly two died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were John Bernard b1892, May Elizabeth b1894 and Florence May b1897 all were born in Hucknall. In the 1911 census the family are living at Worral Street, Arnold and were shown as John 44 yrs a coal miner hewer, he is living with his wife Sarah Ann 38 yrs and their children, John Bernard 19 yrs a coal miner - pony driver, Elizabeth 16 yrs a ;aundry hand and Florence May 13 yrs a scholar. John Bernard married his wife Harriett Sussana Palmer (born 1892) in 1915 their marriage was recorded in the Basford registration district, they lived at Brookfield Road and at 15 Gedling Grove, Arnold, Nottinghamshire. They had one son, Eric b1915 Arnold. Following his death his widow Harriett was awarded a pension of 20 shillings and 5 pence a week which commenced on 25th November 1918.
He was employed as a coal miner
21 Mar 1918
1672164 - CWGC Website
2/6th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private John Bernard Teece enlisted into the army at Derby joining the Sherwood Foresters Regiment. 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. Having no known grave his name 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