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Blidworth Nottinghamshire
Ernest Richard Carlisle was born in 1894 at Blidworth and was the son of William a farm labourer and Mary Carlisle née Flint of Appleton Dale Blidworth. His father William was born in 1854 at Caythorpe and his mother Mary Flint was born in 1856 at Blidworth , they were married in 1875 and had 13 children, sadly 5 died in infancy or early childhood, their children were , Martha b1879, Elizabeth b1882, Catherine b1884, Edith b1886, Ann b1890, Thomas b1893, Richard b1894, Dorothy b1897 and Edna May b 1910, all were born at Blidworth In 1901 they lived on Monmouth Terrace, Blidworth. In the 1911 census the family are living at Main Street, Blidworth and are shown as William 57 yrs a farm labourer, he is living with his wife Mary 55 yrs and their children, Edith 25 yrs a general servant, Thomas 18 yrs a farm labourer, Richard 17 yrs a farm labourer, Dorothy 14 yrs at home, Edna May 1 year of age.
in the 1911 census he was a farm labourer.
10 Jul 1917
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1640576 - CWGC Website
19441
Private
1st Bn Northamptonshire Regiment
Private Ernest Richard Carlisle enlisted at Mansfield on 16th January 1915, he gave his age as 21 yrs and 21 days, he gave his address as Blidworth and that his occupation was that of a farm labourer. He initially served with the service number 3/22278 in the Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He later transferred (10th July 1915) to the 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment (19441). He landed in France on 13th July 1915 and was killed in action on 10th July 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Nieuport Memorial, West Flanders.
The former farm labourer enlisted at Mansfield on 16th January 1915. Landing in France on 13th July 1915. Contracting bronchitis, he was admitted to the 1st Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, on 16th March 1916 and was transferred aboard H.M.H.S. 'Oxfordshire' to England on 19th March 1916. After recovering, he returned to the continent on 9th August 1916 and rejoined his battalion on 26th August 1916. A head wound led to his entering the 141st Field Ambulance on 14th October 1916. It was deemed to be an accidental injury “whilst at Physical Training on 14.10.16 at Acheux. Soldier not to blame. Accidentally caused by another soldier.” Discharged, he returned to his unit on 23rd October 1916. Brought back to England on H.M.H.S. Warilda on 7th December 1916, he spent the period 7th December 1916 to 10th March 1917 in the Southern General; Hospital, Edgbaston, suffering from trench feet. After recovering, he was granted a week's leave at home from 10th to 17th March 1917, after which he returned to France on 7th May 1917. Report in the Mansfield Reporter and Sutton Times published 10th August 1917 “MISSING. – The gravest fears are felt for Private Richard Carlisle, who is reported missing since the beginning of July. The deepest sympathy will be felt with his parents and with his brother who is serving in France.” Above information is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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