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  • Included on family headstone in Nottingham Road Cemetery, Mansfield
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Papplewick Nottinghamshire
He was the son of Herbert and Lucy Severn of Papplewick. Herbert married Annie nee Cutler in 1902 (J/F/M, registration district Mansfield) and had at least 9 children: Mabel (Mabel Cutler Severn) born 22 July 1899 and Kate born 1901 (both born before their parents were married), Herbert born 1902, Frederick born 1905, Charles born 1907, twins Lucy and Annie born 1910, Henry (Harry) born 1912 and Ernest born 1915. In 1901 Herbert (24) and Annie (27) were living at 8 Hope Street, Mansfield, with their first child, Mabel (1). Herbert was a coal miner. Annie was described as his wife although there were not to marry until the following year. By 1911 they were living at 23 Bowling Street, Mansfield. They had had seven children all of whom were still living; Mabel, Kate (9), Herbert (8), Frederck (6), Charles (3), and the twins Lucy and Annie (9 months). They were to have at least two more sons, Henry (1912) and Ernest (1915). Their eldest daughter, Mabel, married George A Howard in 1919 (A/M/J, registered Mansfield). Mabel, Herbert, Frederick and Charles emigrated to Australia. Charles died in Australia on 28 December 1929 aged 22. There is a record of a Mr Charles Severn age 21 (b. abt 1908) sailing from Southampton onboard SS Largs Bay to Freemantle arriving 28 May 1929. A Mr H Severn age 28 (b. abt 1903) sailed from Australia to Southampton onboard SS Esperance arriving Southampton 1 February 1931. Also, a Mabel Cutler Howard is named on the passenger list of SS Strathnaver from London to Freemantle, arriving Australia 23 August 1955. Harry Severn died on 20 March 1932 aged 19 years. Annie Severn died on 17 September 1950 aged 77 years. Both are buried in Mansfield (Nottingham Road) Cemetery.
He was a coal miner.
03 May 1918
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57981 - CWGC Website
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Private
7th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Formerly 24975, Notts and Derby Regt. Herbert Severn joined the Sherwood Foresters in Gallipoli on 11 November 1915 and was immediately in the front line in the Lone Tree Gully Sector. At some point he was transferred to the 7th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. He then served in France and was probably wounded in late April on the Somme as the German Offensive came to an end. He was taken to the Casualty Clearing Station at Gezaincourt but died of his wounds, He was buried in the cemetery attached to the CCS, Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, grave I. A. 25 He qualified for the 1915 Star (Theatre: Balkans, 11 November 1915), British War Medal and Victory Medal. John Morse
His sole legatee was his wife, Annie. In memoriam published 3rd May 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “SEVERN. – In loving memory of Pte. H. Severn, 7th Lincolns, died of wounds on May 3rd, 1918. A day of sad remembrance. – From sister Lucy and Tom, also nieces and nephews.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War HUCKNALL 1914-1918
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  • Included on family headstone in Nottingham Road Cemetery, Mansfield
    Herbert Severn - Included on family headstone in Nottingham Road Cemetery, Mansfield
  • Close up of the inscription of the family grave of the Severn family commemorating Herbert Severn at Nottingham Road Cemetery, Mansfield. 
Courtesy of Peter Gillings
    Herbert Severn - Close up of the inscription of the family grave of the Severn family commemorating Herbert Severn at Nottingham Road Cemetery, Mansfield. Courtesy of Peter Gillings