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He was the only son of Frederick and Emma Ferrill. In 1901 Frederick (60) and Emma (33) lived at 3 Waterloo Promenade with their four children; Ethel (7), Bernard (5), Grace (3) and Ellen (10 months). By 1911 they were living at 59 Waterloo Promenade. In 1920 his mother completed a statement for the army of her son's surviving relatives; Frederick had died and Emma had remarried (Waterfall) although she was still living in the family home. None of her three daughters were listed on the form.
Attended Christ Church school and also All Saints (Raleigh Street) Sunday School, In 1911 he was employed as a needle maker in the lace trade, but at the time he enlisted in 1914 he was a pipe moulder.
14 Jul 1916
751656 - CWGC Website
59 Waterloo Promenade, Nottingham
7th Bn Leicestershire Regiment
His service record survives. He enlisted in Nottingham on 2 September 1914, and joined at Leicester two days later on 4 September, being posted to Aldershot the following day. He served in France from 29 July 1915. In September of that year he was admitted to hospital suffering from influenza but was returned to his unit within a few days. He was reported missing in July 1916 during the attack at Bazentin-le-Petit, but his death was not confirmed until the following year. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 2 C and 3 A). He qualified for the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Radford All Saints Church News, war obituary, June 1917: 'Bernard Ferrill, 59 Waterloo Promenade, Leicestershire Rgt, reported missing July 1916 and now posted killed in action age 20. Attended All Saints Sunday School.'
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