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  • 11080 Lance Corporal John Clarke Dexter 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) was killed in action during the Battle of Aubers 9th May 1915. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. Wreath laid at memorial by John Morse
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Radford
John was born at Radford, in Nottingham in 1891, the son of John and Mary Dexter of 59, Waterloo Promenade, Forest Road West, Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family are living at 4 Brushfield Street Hyson Green at this time he is single and 20 yrs of age and a serving soldier,he has 3 siblings.
He was a lace threader
09 May 1915
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11080
Lance Corporal
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He enlisted at Nottingham on 19th January 1909 giving his address as Radford and his age as 18 yrs and 3 months and his occupation as lace threader. His next of kin is his father who was living at 10 Grafton Ave, Buckingham Road Woodthorpe he was a regular soldier serving with the 2nd Battalion. Orders dated 1911, show he was one of several men detailed for posting to the 1st Battalion in India and he embarked at Southampton on the 27th September 1911, as a Private and on arrival with the 1st Battalion in India he was posted to “C” Company. On the outbreak of the war the 1st battalion were ordered back to England and he embarked with the battalion from England for France on the 4th November 1914, and at that time he was a Lance Corporal serving in “B” Company. He saw service at Neuve Chapelle in March 1915, and by May 1915, he was still with the battalion as it prepared to attack Rouges Bancs which was the 8th Division’s part in the attack on Aubers Ridge it was during this attack that he was killed in action.
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  • 11080 Lance Corporal John Clarke Dexter 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) was killed in action during the Battle of Aubers 9th May 1915. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. Wreath laid at memorial by John Morse
    John Clarke Dexter Memorial - 11080 Lance Corporal John Clarke Dexter 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) was killed in action during the Battle of Aubers 9th May 1915. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. Wreath laid at memorial by John Morse