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Sherwood Nottingham
Harry Stones was the son of Jackson Stones and Sarah Bentley who married in the Basford registration district in 1898. Their children included: Harry (b.1898), Lucy May (b.1899), Nelly (b.1901), Ada Muriel (b.1903), Florence Emily (b.1905), William Jackson (b.1911) and Doris (b.1912). The Stones family lived at: 8 Kirk Cottages, Bulwell [C.1901]; 13 Wentworth Road, off Haydn Road, Sherwood, Nottingham [C.1911]; 74 Garfield Road, Radford {Army records/1915]. A death notice for Private H. Stones placed in the local newspaper gave his home address as 85 Radford Boulevard, Radford [n.e.p.23.8.1917]. This same address was recorded in the post-war CWGC records. Jackson Stones, who worked as a lace maker [C.1911], died at Nottingham, aged 57, in 1928. His widow, Sarah, died at Nottingham, aged 68, in 1948.
02 Aug 1917
79507 - CWGC Website
2nd Bn Army Cyclists Corps
He enlisted at Nottingham on 3 September 1915 claiming he was 19 years and 300 days old; initially assigned to the 3/1st North Midland Divisional Cyclist Company [Service No.301]; transferred to the 2/Army Cyclists Corps on 1 November 1916; suffered gun shot wound to his right thigh, suffered contusions to his left thigh and was affected by gas poisoning - from which he eventually died; buried in the Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
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