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  • Published by the Nottingham Post 11/11/2014
Person Details
Shireoaks, Worksop, Notts
Albert Adwick was born and bought up in Shireoaks, Notts in 1894 the son of William “Willie” and Charlotte Adwick (nee Barks) and was one of nine children. By the age of 16 he had started his coal mining career as a pit pony driver in the local Shireoaks colliery.
On leaving school he worked as a pony driver in the local colliery.
11 Dec 1917
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11th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He joined his regiment in the early day of the war as his medal card shows that he had gained the 1915 Star as well as the British and Victory medal. As his death occurred in Italy in December 1917, he must have been part of the British Corps who relieved the Italians on 4 December 1917at the Montello sector of the Piave front and was killed in action on the 11th of December Worksop Guardian 28 December 1917 “On Sunday Morning Mr. and Mrs. Adwick, Bethel Terrace, Shireoaks, received the sad news that their second son, Pte. Albert Adwick had fallen on the Italian Front. The letter from a comrade was later confirmed by the following, dated December 11th, 1917:- “Madam,-I much regret to inform you that your son today was killed in action, and I wish to offer you my sincerest sympathy in your loss. It may be a little consolation to you to know that his death was absolutely instantaneous, and was caused by a shell. Although he had not been very long with this battalion he was popular with his fellow companions, and I have always found him reliable. Again expressing my sincerest condolence.-I remain, yours faithfully, T. Ibbotson, Second Lieutenant” Pte. Adwick enlisted on January 15th, 1915, with his brother, Corpl. Harold Adwick, in the Sherwood Foresters. He went to France in June, 1915, and was wounded on September 22nd last year. He was badly gassed on May 12th last, and was sent over to England. After re-joining he went again to France about the middle of October, and again wounded in November. He was amongst those drafted to Italy, and fell as previously stated”.
CWG additional information:- Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Adwick, of Shireoaks, Worksop, Notts Cemetery:- Giavera British Cemetery. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • Published by the Nottingham Post 11/11/2014
    - Published by the Nottingham Post 11/11/2014