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Newark on Trent
John William Cavey was born in 1891 at Newark and was the son of William a farm labourer and Hannah Cavey, née Buxton of 1 Bullen Buildings, Boundary Road, Newark. His father William Cavey was born in 1873 at Hawton and his mother Hannah Buxton was born in 1863 at Marnham, they were married in 1888 at Newark and went on to have the following children, John William b1891, Alfred Ernest b1894, Alice Mary b1900, Edith Emily b1904 and George Arthur b1907, all were born in Newark. In the 1911 census the family are living at 1 Bullen Buildings, Boundary Road, Newark and are shown as William 38 yrs a farm labourer, he is living with his wife Hannah 48 yrs and their children John William 20 yrs out of work labourer, Alfred Ernest 17 yrs a packer, Alice Mary 11 yrs a scholar, Edith Mary 7 yrs a scholar and George Arthur 4 yrs.
He was a general labourer.
14 Jul 1916
1542827 - CWGC Website
7th Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Private John William Cavey enlisted on 29th August 1914 at Newark, he gave his age as 23 yrs and 173 days, he was a labourer and his next of kin was his father William Cavey of 1 Bullen Buildings, Boundary Road, Newark. He was posted tot he Leicestershire Regiment and on 5th September 1914 was posted to the 7th battalion. He embarked on 29th July 1915 for France and on 9th April 1916 was admitted to hospital with influenza, he rejoined his unit on 19th April 1916. He was killed in action on 14th July 1916, having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Article published 16th August 1916 in the Newark Advertiser :- Eldest son of Mr & Mrs Cavey, 1, Bullen’s Buildings, Boundary Road, Newark. Worked for Messrs. Cafferata & Co., and at the commencement of the war enlisted in the 7th Leicesters. First at Wigston Camp, afterwards at Aldershot and Salisbury Plain. He had been in France about a year prior to his death.
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