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Albert George (Bert) was the son of Frederick George Astle and his second wife Elizabeth nee Hudson. Frederick (b. Sutton Bonington) was married first to Eliza Harrison (baptised 26 July 1857, Kegworth, Leicestershire), the daughter of Samuel and Sarah Harrison. They had two children both of whom were born in Kegworth: Edith b. 1878 (O/N/D Shardlow Derbyshire) and Frank birth registered 1881 (J/F/M Shardlow). In 1881 Frederick (23) a framework knitter, and Eliza (23) were living at Plumber Lane, High Street, Kegworth, with their two children, Edith (2) and Frank (2 months). Although a record of Eliza's death has not yet been traced, Frederick married Elizabeth Hudson (b. Kingston on Soar) in 1884 (J/A/S Shardlow). According to the information provide by Frederick on the 1911 Census, he and Elizabeth had been married for 26 years and had had four children: Hilda b. 1885 Kegworth (J/A/S Shardlow), Arthur Frederick b. 1887 Kegworth (J/A/S Shardlow), Harry b. 1993 Nottingham (A/M/J Nottingham) and Albert George b. 1895 Nottingham (A/M/J Nottingham). In 1891 George Frederick (33), now a confectioner, was living at 109 Mansfield Road, Nottinghan, with his wife Elizabeth (36), his two children by his first wife, Edith (12) and Frank (10) and Hilda (5) and Arthur (3). The family had moved to 171 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, in the parish of Holy Trinity, by 1901. Frederick (43) was a confectioner on his own account. In the home on the night of the census were his wife Elizabeth (46) and five of his six children: Edith (22) and Hilda (15) who were both probably assisting in their father's business, Arthur (13), Harry (9) and Albert (6). Frank has not yet been traced on either the 1901 or 1911 Census, but it is probable that he survived as he is referred to in the notice of his father's death in 1936. The family was still at 171 Mansfield Road in 1911. Again, only five of Frederick's children were at home on the night of the census: Edith (32) and Hilda (25) who were both working as confectioner's assistants, Arthur (21) an antique dealer, Harry (19) a chemist's apprentice and Albert (16) an apprentice in fine arts dealer. Albert's mother, Elizabeth, died in 1936 (June Nottingham) aged 81 and his father, Frederick George, died the same year on 26 November 1936. His half-sister Edith died unmarried on 3 April 1966. She was still living at the old family home at 171 Mansfield Road, Nottingham. Arthur Frederick married Dora P Simkins in 1916 (O/M/D Nottingham). Dora was also to lose a brother in the war, Colour Sergeant Major Daniel Simkins 2/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters, killed in action 1 May 1917 (Templeux-le-Guerdard British Cemetery), two days before Albert's death. Arthur died on 18 February 1957, his wife survived him. They were then living at 26 Thorougood Road, Clacton on Sea, Essex. They had at least one child, Irma Betty b. 4 November 1922 (1922 O/N/D Nottingham), who died unmarried on 9 January 1987; she was still living at 26 Thoroughgood Road, Clacton on Sea. Irma had been an executor of both her father's and aunt Edith's wills.
In 1911 he was an apprentice to a fine arts dealer
03 May 1917
739064 - CWGC Website
8th Bn Leicestershire Regiment. Formerly 17292 Private 1st Bn Sherwood Foresters. Commissioned Notts & Derbys Regiment 7 November 1915 (T/Lieut), transferred to Leicestershire Regiment. He served in France from 18 May 1915. He was killed in action on 3 May 1917, nearly two years to the day since entering theatre. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. He qualified for the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, Astle. Killed in action, May 3rd, Captain AG Astle (Bert), Leicestershire Regiment, aged 23, youngest and dearly-beloved son of Mr and Mrs Astle, 171 Mansfield-road, Nottm. From father, mother, brothers, sisters.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, 'In Memoriam', 1st May 1918: “SIMKINS. – In remembrance of our two brothers, Daniel Simkins and Albert (Bert) Astle, who were killed May 1st and 3rd, 1917, respectively. – Dora [nee Simkins] and Arthur [Arthur Frederick Astle].” Notice courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 Probate: Astle Albert George of 171 Mansfield-road Nottingham captain in HM Army died 3 May 1917 in France Administration Nottingham 23 October to George Frederick Astle confectioner. Effects £90 15s. 7d. Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Deaths’, 30 November 1916 and 1 December 1936: ‘Astle. George Frederick, 171 Mansfield-road, 79 years, beloved father of Edith, Frank, Hilda, Arthur, and Harry.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Probate: Astle George Frederick of 171 Mansfield-road Nottingham died 26 November 1936 at Mount Vernon Nursing Home Waverley-street Nottingham Probate 4 January to Arthur Frederick Astle [son] builder and Harry Astle [son] chemist. Effects £2786 14s. 10d. Probate: Astle Arthur Frederick of 26 Thoroughgood-road Clacton-on-Sea Essex died 18 February 1957 at Clacton and District Hospital Clacton-on-Sea Probate Ipswich 9 July to Dora Polly Astle widow Irma Betty Astle [daughter] spinster and Charles Samuel Simkins incorporated auctioneer and estate agent. Effects £4894 8s. Probate Astle Edith of 171 Mansfield Road Nottingham died 3 April 1966 at Cedars Hospital Mansfield Road Sherwood Nottingham Probate Nottingham 18 August to Frank Danby legal executive and Irma Betty Astle [niece] spinster. £2839
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