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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of Herbert Crossland at East Retford Cemetery 
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
Person Details
Retford
Herbert was born in 1897 in Retford and was the son of Pearce a boatman and Ann Crossland. Pearce and Ann had 8 children and lived at Canal Street,Retford. By the 1901 census when the family are living at 20 Canal Street , Ann is a widow who has five of her children still living with her including Herbert who is 13 years of age. By the 1911 census the family are living at 19 Canal Street, Retford, Herbert is single 23 years of age and a labourer.
For fifteen years had been in the employ of Mr David Tanner, coal merchant
15 Sep 1917
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Private
16th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Herbert enlisted in Retford in March 1915 and served with the 16th battalion, Sherwood Foresters He was wounded on 1st August 1917 but later died from these wounds at a Military Hospital in England, on 15th September 1917 and was buried in Retford Cemetery, with full military honours Pte Herbert Crossland Retford Times 28 Sept 1917 A military funeral took place at Retford on Friday, when the body of the late Private Herbert Crossland, son of the late Mr and Mrs Pierce Crossland , Canal Street, Retford, was laid to rest in the cemetery. The deceased who was 30 years of age, died in London National Hospital on September 15th where he had been a patient for five weeks having been wounded in France on August 1st. He was in the Sherwood Foresters and had rendered good service with the Expeditionary Force for thirteen months. He joined the army two years ago last March and for fifteen years had been in the employ of Mr David Tanner, coal merchant. He was an old National School boy. The coffin was removed upon arrival at Retford Station to the home of the deceased’s brother, Mr A Crossland, 31 West Street. The first part of the Burial Service was read at St Catherine’s Mission Church, where the brave soldier attended the Sunday School and the Rev R S Boden officiated. The coffin was drawn on a gun carriage and was covered by the Union Jack. The firing party came from a Notts camp and at the conclusion of the service, they fired three volley’s over the grave and the “Last Post” was sounded.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of Herbert Crossland at East Retford Cemetery 
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
    Herbert Crossland - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of Herbert Crossland at East Retford Cemetery Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings