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Basford, Nottingham
John Percy Selby was the son of Arthur John Selby and Clara Shaw who married in the Basford registration district in 1891. Their children included: John Percy (b.1892), Arthur Leslie (b.1893), Elsie Marion (b.1898), Florence Clara (b.1903), Mary Elizabeth (b.1905) and Frank (b.1907). The Selby family lived at: 49 Beckenham Road, Radford [C.1901]; 44 Beckenham Road [C.1911 & CWGC]. Arthur John Selby, who worked as a lace curtain reader, died at Nottingham, aged 96, in 1958. His wife, Clara, died at Nottingham, aged 89, in 1954.
Card cutter for lace trade.
03 Sep 1916
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17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He enlisted at Colchester; he died of his injuries at a hospital in Bradford, Yorkshire; he was buried in the General Cemetery, Nottingham.
In memoriam published 4th August 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “SELBY. – Missing September 3rd ,1916, now reported killed, Private J. Percy Selby, Sherwood Foresters, aged 24, dearly loved son of Mr. and Mrs. Selby, 49, Beckenham-road, Radford. A noble sacrifice. – Loving father, mother, brothers and sisters, loving fiancée Emma. “SELBY. – Missing September 3rd, 1916, now reported killed, Private J. P. Selby, Sherwood Foresters. Memory, like ivy, clings. – Mr. and Mrs. Nix and family, Radford.” Notices courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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