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Alfred Vickers was born in 1892 in Lenton and was the son of the late Arthur Vickers a boot and shoe maker and Mary Jane Vickers née Franklin of 61a Willoughby Street, Lenton . His father Arthur was born in 1860 Sneinton and his mother Mary Jane Franklin was born in 1861 in Nottingham, they were married in 1879 in Radford, they went on to have 10 children sadly 4 of whom died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were Ada b1880, Edith b1886. Henrietta b1887 Lilli b1890, Alfred b1892 and William Horace b1895, all of whom were born in Lenton. His father Arthur died in 1910 aged 49 yrs in Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family are living at 61a Willoughby Street Lenton Nottingham and are shown as Mary Jane 50 yrs a widow a cop winder in the cotton industry, she is living with her children Lily 21 yrs also a cop winder in the cotton industry, Alfred 19 yrs a hairdresser and William Horace 16 yrs an apprentice fitter
He was a hairdresser.
23 Apr 1917
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Private
2/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Alfred Vickers enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 2/7th battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment. He was killed in action on 23rd April 1917 and is buried in Templeux-le-Guerard British Cemetery (grave reference: I.C.11)
His brother William Horace Vickers served with the 9th battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment. He was killed in action on 27th September 1916 and is buried in Lonsdale Road Cemetery, Authuile. CWGC headstone personal inscription: 'For ever with the Lord' Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged), 16 May 1917: 'Vickers. Killed in action April 23rd 1917, Private Alfred Vickers, Sherwood Foresters, son of Mrs Vickers, 61a Willoughby Street, New Lenton. Mother, sisters.' In memoriam published 23rd April 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “VICKERS. – In loving memory of Pte. Alfred Vickers, killed in action April 23rd, 1917. When freedom's bells for victory ring, and peace is ours again, we'll say within our hearts that day. He did not die in vain. – From loving mother and sister Lily. “VICKERS. – In loving memory of Pte. Alfred Vickers, killed in action April 23rd, 1917. Peace, perfect peace, with loved ones far away. – Inserted by his loving sisters Ada and Hettie (in Australia).” Above in memoriam are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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