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Fred Twigger was born in 1892 the son of George William a coal miner and Selina Twigger (née Hayes) of 47 Buxton Street, Meadows, Nottingham. His father was born in 1871 in Annesley, Nottinghamshire, his mother in 1873 at Derby. They were married in 1891 in Nottingham and had 7 children 2 of whom died in infancy. Their children included Fred b.1892, John b.1895, George b.1900 and Arthur b.1908. His father George died in 1908 in Nottingham aged 36. Fred married Ethel Renshaw at Nottingham in 1912 and they had 2 children – Fred (1913-1916) and Ethel b.1915. They lived at 8 Martha Terrace Goodhead Street Nottingham.
He was a miner (holer) in 1911.
16 Dec 1918
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Lance Corporal
2/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Fred Twigger enlisted at Nottingham, served with 8th Platoon, “B” Company, 2/7th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment (Robin Hood Rifles) and died of pneumonia in Holland on 16th December 1918. [1] He had been taken prisoner on 21st March 1918. He is buried in Nijmegen (Rustoord) Cemetery [1] The date of death cited by UKSWD is 17th December 1918, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission records his death as taking place on 16th December; the register of the disposal of his personal effects states 16th – 17th December 1918.
His brother John's service number suggests the pair probably enlisted together in the same battalion. His brother, Lance Corporal John Twigger, 2/7th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment (Robin Hood Rifles), was killed in action on 21st March 1918. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. Death notice published 20th December 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “TWIGGER. – On December 16th, in Holland, of pneumonia, Private Fred Twigger, Sherwoods, aged 27, after two years in France. When his hopes were brightest, God called him to rest. – From his loving wife and baby Ethel.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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