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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 29th January 1916 , courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Sneinton
Alfred Wheatley was born in 1884 at Sneinton and was the son of the late William Wheatley a dyer and Eliza Wheatley née Norman. His father William was born in 1856 at Nottingham and his mother Eliza Norman was born in 1859 also in Nottingham, they were married in 1875 at Nottingham and had the following children, Thomas b1878, Eliza b1881 and Alfred b1884 all were born in Nottingham. His father William died in 1886 he was 30 yrs of age. In the 1891 census we find that Eliza Wheatley now 36 yrs of age living at Woburn Street at Nottingham, she is shown as being a widow and a house keeper, she is keeping house for Joseph Millership 45 yrs also a widow, her 2 children Eliza Sophia 8 yrs and Alfred 6 yrs are also living at the address. His mother Eliza went on to marry Joseph Millership in 1891 in Nottingham however he died in 1906 at Nottingham aged 63 yrs. In the 1911 census we find his mother living at 1 Sneinton Hill, Nottingham, she is shown as 52 yrs a lace hand and a widow, she is living with her son William Millership 20 yrs a brick layer. At the time of Alfred's death his mother Eliza Millership is living at 31 Thorneywood Rise Marmion Road Carlton Road Nottingham.
20 Oct 1914
31
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2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Alfred Wheatley, enlisted at Nottingham he served with the 2nd Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment. He landed with the battalion in France on 8th September 1914. He was killed in action 20th October 1914 having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial,
Obituary published 10th January 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “WHEATLEY. - Killed in action, October 20th, 1914, Pte. A. Wheatley, 31, Thorneywood-rise. Well known and respected by all. A loving son, a faithful friend, and one of the best that God could send; his duty done, his task is o'er, and he will rest in peace evermore. - From his sorrowing mother, sisters, and brother.” Obituary published 11th January 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “WHEATLEY. – Killed in action, October 20th, 1914, Pte. A. Wheatley. Greater love hath no man than this, that he giveth his life for his friends. – Fiancée Louie.” Above are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 29th January 1916 , courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Alfred Wheatley - Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 29th January 1916 , courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918