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  • This photo was first published in the Retford Times following the death of Jim Palethorpe
Person Details
Retford, Nottinghamshire
Daniel Palethorpe was from Newark in Nottinghamshire. He married there in 1879 to Mary Ann Mastin. Daniel worked as a general and sanitary labourer, living, in 1891, at 4 Dukes Row in Newark. They had two children at Newark, John William and Thomas before moving on to Retford around 1884 where they increased their family with Walter and Arthur. The family moved back to Newark for a short period of time, (1889 – 1891) having yet another boy, Alfred. Again back to Retford they had their last two children, Horace born in 1892 and Jim born in 1897. By 1901, the three eldest boys and Daniel had secured work in a Tannery. In 1911, living at 40 Darrel Road, Retford, most of the grown up children had moved on, leaving John William, working as a railway plate layer, Horace working in the local foundry and 14 year old Jim as an attendant to an ice rink. Both the two younger children, Horace and Jim are both to lose their lives in the approaching war. As Jim enlisted in Sheffield and was resident in Attercliffe, he probably moved there with his parents after 1911.
He was employed at the Northern Rubber Works, Retford
27 Nov 1917
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Lance Corporal
2/5th Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Jim was living in Attercliffe when he enlisted in Sheffield. His battalion landed in France on January 1917 and going by his date and location of death, he probably died in the Battle of Cambrai. As he has no known grave he is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France. Jim's brother, Horace had been killed in action six months earlier in France on the 16 May 1917. Lance Corpl Jim Palethorpe Retford Times 18 th January 1918 Mr and Mrs Palethorpe, late of 40 Darrel Road, Retford, have received news that their son, Lance Corpl Jim Palethorpe is missing since Nov 27th last. He belonged to the West Riding (Duke of Wellington’s) Regt and went to France on June 16th 1916. Previous to leaving Retford he was employed at the Northern Rubber Works. He was also a member of the Primitive Methodist Sunday School and was educated at St Saviour ‘s Day School. He is 21 years of age
CWG additional information:- Son of Daniel and Mary Ann Palethorpe, of 10, Leigh St., Attercliffe, Sheffield. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • This photo was first published in the Retford Times following the death of Jim Palethorpe
    Jim Palethorpe - This photo was first published in the Retford Times following the death of Jim Palethorpe