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Alexander Straw was born in 1898 at Farnsfield and was the son of Alexander J.P., a grocer and baker and his first wife Lillian Mary Straw née Straw of The Grange, Farnsfield. His father Alexander was born in 1868 at Farnsfield and his mother Lillian Mary Straw was born in 1868 at Sutton in Ashfield , they were married in 1893 their marriage was recorded in the Mansfield Registration District, they went on to have the following children, Walter William b1895, Alexander b1898 and Lillian Mary b1901. all were born in Farnsfield, His mother Lillian Mary died on 30th November 1901 aged 33 yrs the death was recorded in the Southwell Registration District. His father then married Mary in 1903 their marriage was record in the Louth Registration District, they went on to have a further child, Violet Bower Straw b1904 at Farnsfield. In the 1911 census the family are living at Farnsfield and are shown as Alexander 43 yrs a baker and grocer, he is living with his second wife Mary 43 yrs and their children, Walter William 16 yrs a shop assistant, Lilian Mary 9 yrs a scholar and Violet Bower 7 yrs, also living at the house is Alice Copeland 17 yrs she is a domestic servant. Alexanders probate was proved on 30th May 1919 in Nottingham, he was shown as Alexander Straw of Farnsfield , Nottinghamshire a Lieutenant HM Army died 3rd June 1918 at Lappion Hospital, France, his effects of £1470 5 shillings and 6 pence were left to his father Alexander Straw a corn dealer
He attended Farnsfield Church of England School and was a boarder at Minster Grammar School Southwell. He was later a solicitors clerk.
03 Jun 1918
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1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Lieutenant Alexander Straw was with the Officer Training Corps at Nottingham and was gazetted as a Temporary Second Lieutenant into the 13th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment on 23rd July 1915.He later joined the 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters and landed in France in June 1916 and was severely wounded in June 1917 by a large explosions. Returned to England for treatment he was promoted to Lieutenant on 1st July 1917. Returning to France on 23rd April 1918 and was posted as missing on 27th May 1918. He had been captured and he died of wounds at Lappion Hospital, France, 3rd June 1918 and is buried in the Sissonne British Cemetery, Aisne, France (grave ref l.16).
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