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Everton, Notts
John Darwin and Jane Tomlinson married on the 28 Jan 1879 at St Nicholas Church, Haxey, Lincs. John was a farm labourer but later on worked as a groom, a coachman and a woodman forester. The couple produced 13 children and over their marriage were resident at Everton, Clayworth, Osberton Grange, Scofton, and Mattersey. The 13 children included nine girls and four boys, their first child being born in 1879 and their last, in 1907. Two of the sons necessary to note are, George Williamson Darwin who was born in Clayworth near Retford and his younger brother William Hubert born 1896 Everton. George had joined the army in 1905, and in 1911 was stationed at the York and Lancs Dettingen Barracks, Blackdown, Farnborough, Hants, whilst William was 15 years old, working as a servant and farm horseman with Charles Gauntley and family, in the village of Mattersey. He joined the colours after war was declared, enlisting at Doncaster.
03 Oct 1918
337442 - CWGC Website
1st Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
William Hubert joined the army at the early stages of the war, going to France on 11 Sept 1915. He survived until October 1918 when he was killed in action and buried in the Templeux-le-Guerard British Cemetery, France.
CWG additional information:- Son of John and Jane Darwin, of Mattersey, Doncaster. His brother, George William Darwin also was killed in the war. Research by Colin Dannatt
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