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  • This photo was first published in the Retford Times following the death of Henry Talbot
Person Details
08 Dec 1886
Retford, Nottinghamshire
William Talbot was living at Moorgate Clarborough, Retford when he married Diana Heslam in 1879. They had four children, Walter born 1881, Florence 1883, Alice M 1884 and Henry born in 1886 all born in Retford. Before 1891 Diana was a widow and had moved to 22 Wellington Street with her children and was working as a laundress (own account). In December 1891 she remarried to James Turgoose, a marriage which did not last long as he died age 57 in 1897, making Diana a widow for the second time. It did not affect their place of residence or way of life as Diana carried on with her laundry business and when Henry was 14 he was working as a factory hand in the local India Rubber works and in 1911 he had changed his job and was a picker maker in hide and skin works and still resident at Wellington Street. It may be noticed that Diana Turgoose had put her surname as Talbot on Henry’s grave.
As a boy he attended the Wesleyan Day School and was a member of the Retford Adult School
19 Jul 1917
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90462 - CWGC Website
203262
Private
1/4th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Joining on December 1st 1914 at Doncaster, the Queens Own Yorkshire Dragoons, he served two years in the regiment when he was transferred to the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. He went to France on December 8th 1916, the day of his 30th birthday. He was killed in action on 19th July 1917 and is buried in Coxyde Military cemetery , West Vlaanderen, Belgium , grave reference I F 37 Henry died of wounds and is buried in the Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium
Pte Henry Talbot Retford Times 21 Sept 1917 Mrs Turgoose, Churchgate, Retford, has received the sad news of the death of her son, Pte Henry Talbot, of the Kings Own Yorkshire Regiment. He was wounded early in the morning of July 19th last and died the same day. He was buried in a British cemetery in Belgium. Joining on December 1st 1914 at Doncaster, the Queens Own Yorkshire Dragoons, he served two years in the regiment when he was transferred to the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. He went to France on December 8th 1916, the day of his 30th birthday. The deceased was for many years a picker maker for Messrs Ashworth and Son, Bellam Mills, Retford and was highly respected by all who knew him. As a boy he attended the Wesleyan Day School and was a member of the Retford Adult School. He underwent the whole of his training in Yorkshire. Mrs Turgoose has the sympathy of a large number of friends in her bereavement.
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  • This photo was first published in the Retford Times following the death of Henry Talbot
    Henry Talbot - This photo was first published in the Retford Times following the death of Henry Talbot
  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Henry Talbot - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle