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Stapleford Nottinghamshire
John Yates Wallis was born in 1892 in Stapleford and was baptised on 1st March 1912 at St Laurences Church, Long Eaton and was the son of Richard a colliery and Emma Wallis née Smith of 13 Victoria Street, Stapleford, Nottingham. His father Richard was born in 1846 in Stapleford and his mother Emma Smith was born in 1848 in Stanton by Dale, Derbyshire, they went on to have 5 children, sadly two were to die in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were George Amos b1871 Stanton by Dale, William b1875 Stapleford and John Yates Wallis b1892 Stapleford In 1901 and 1911 they lived at 13 Victoria Street Stapleford Nottinghamshire, in the 1911 census they are shown as Richard 65 yrs a collier, he is living with his wife Emma 63 yrs and their son John 20 yrs a leavers lace draughtsman. Jack Yates Wallis married his wife Laura Adams in 1915 their marriage was recorded in the Shardlow Registration District.
He was a Levers lace draughtsman in 1911.
31 May 1916
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1st Bn Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Corporal Jack Yates Wallis enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 1st battalion Royal Fusiliers. He landed in France on 8th December 1915 and was killed in action on 31st May 1916.
John Levers adapted John Heathcoat's bobbinet machine in Nottingham in 1813. The name of the machine was the Leavers machine (the 'a' was added to aid pronunciation in France). The original machine made net but it was discovered that the Jacquard apparatus (invented in France for weaving looms by J M Jacquard in about 1800) could be adapted to it. From 1841 lace complete with pattern, net and outline could be made on the Leavers machine. The Leavers machine is probably the most versatile of all machines for making patterned lace and was widely used throughout Nottingham's lace industry . (Wikipedia) Additional Research by David Nunn
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