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  • Commonwealth wargrave commission headstone marking the grave of William Rawson at Ancre British Cemetery.
 Courtesy of Peter Gillings
Person Details
Selston
William Rawson (junior) was born in 1894 at Selston and was the son of William Rawson (senior) an inn keeper and Ellen Rawson née Webster of Jacksdale. His father William Rawson (senior) was born in 1865 at Selston and his mother Ellen Webster was born in 1868 at Sutton, they were married in 1889 their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District. They had the following children all of whom were born at Selston, William b1894, Arthur b1896, Helen b1900 and Maud b1902. In the 1911 census the family are living at Jacksdale village and are shown as William 46 yrs an inn keeper, he is living with his wife Ellen 43 yrs and their children William 17 yrs a labourer, Arthur 15 yrs a scholar, Helen 11 yrs a scholar and Maud 9 yrs a scholar.
In the 1911 census he is shown as a labourer.
03 Sep 1916
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Sergeant
17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Sergeant William Rawson enlisted at Nottingham whilst residing at Jacksdale, he served with the 17th battalion Sherwood Foresters. He was killed in action on 3rd September 1916 and is buried at Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel, France grave reference VI.F.23.
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  • Commonwealth wargrave commission headstone marking the grave of William Rawson at Ancre British Cemetery.
 Courtesy of Peter Gillings
    William Rawson - Commonwealth wargrave commission headstone marking the grave of William Rawson at Ancre British Cemetery. Courtesy of Peter Gillings
  • Photograph of William Rawson is courtesy of the Jacksdale & Westwood Community Heritage Website
    William Rawson - Photograph of William Rawson is courtesy of the Jacksdale & Westwood Community Heritage Website