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Selston Nottinghamshire
Alfred Bacon was born in 1899 at Selston and was the son of William a coal miner hewer and Mary Bacon née Bradbury of Handstubbin Road, Selston. His father was born in 1875 and his mother Mary Bradbury was also born in Selson in 1872, they were married in 1896 their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration district, they went on to have the following children, Victoria Maude b1898, Alfred b1899,William Robert b1901, Frank Bradbury b1905 and Sarah Bacon b1910 all were born in Selston. In 1911 they lived at Handstubbin Selston and were shown as William 36 yrs a coal miner hewer, he is living with his wife Mary 39 yrs and their children, Victoria Maude 13 yrs a scholar, Alfred 12 yrs a scholar , William Robert 10 yrs a scholar, Frank Bradbury 6 yrs and Sarah 1 year of age
11 Nov 1917
902122 - CWGC Website
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Alfred Bacon enlisted at Chesterfield and served with the 2nd battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He went to France 8th September 1914 and died a prisoner of war 11th November 1917 he is buried at Hamburg Cemetery, Germany. Plot 6. Row F. Grave 1.
He was born O/N/D/1898 so may have been 19 when killed.
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