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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Voormezeele Enclosure , Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Shardlow Derbyshire
William Stevenitt Bacon was born in 1897 in Shardlow and was the son of John Wharmby a gardener and Susan Georgina Bacon née Sentence of 7 Vane Street Radford Nottingham. His father John Wharmy Bacon was born in 1872 in Nottingham and his mother Susan Georgine Sentence was born in 1874 in Batley, Yorkshire, they were married in 1893 in Nottingham, they went on to have 3 children , they were George b29th January 1895 Nottingham, William b1897 Shardlow and Florence b10th December 1898 Shardlow In 1911 census the family lived at 7 Vane Street, Radford and were shown as John W Bacon 39 yrs a gardener working for the Nottingham Corporation, he is living with his wife Susan 37 yrs and their children, George 17 yrs a carter, William 14 yrs a store merchant for a tobacco manufacturer and Florence 12 yrs a scholar. At the time of his death the family was living at 1 Edmaston Road, Dunkirk, Nottingham
In 1911 he was a store room assistant at Player's.
09 Dec 1917
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11th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Private William Stevenitt Bacon, enlisted at Nottingham and initially served with the service number 4765 in the Robin Hood Rilfe battalion, Sherwood Foresters Regiment, he later transferred to the 11th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment, he was killed in action on 9th December 1917. He is buried in Voormezeele Enclosure No. 3. grave reference 1.AA.1
In memoriam published 9th December 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “BACON. – In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Pte. William Stevenitt, Royal Warwicks, 1 Edmaston Road, Dunkirk, killed in action December 9th, 1917. Always in our thoughts. – From mother, father, brother, & sister.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Voormezeele Enclosure , Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    William Stevenitt Bacon - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Voormezeele Enclosure , Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle