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Ompton, Nottinghamshire
Albert Edward Townrow was born in 1892 at Ompton, Nottinghamshire and was the son of Frederick a carter at a gas works and Sarah Townrow née Sharp of 13 Bangor Street Nottingham. His father Frederick Townrow was born in 1859 at Eckington, Derbyshire and his mother Sarah Sharp was born in 1860 at Ompton, Nottinghamshire, they were married in 1881 their marriage was recorded in the Southwell Registration district, they went on to have 7 children, sadly one was to die in infancy or early childhood, their children were Minnie b1883 Ompton, Sydney b1884 Ompton, Clara b1888 Ompton, Albert b1892 Ompton, Herbert Ernest b1894 Nottingham and Arthur b1897 at Mapperley, Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family are living at 13 Bangor Street, Nottingham and are shown as Frederick 52 yrs a carter at a gas works, he is living with his wife Sarah 51 yrs and their children Sydney 27 yrs a motor driver, Clara 23 yrs a pattern porter, Albert 19 yrs a gas fitter and Arthur 14 yrs a scholar He married Margaret Waterhouse in 1916 their marriage was recorded in the Shardlow Registration District, she remarried following his death to become Margaret Jones (formerly Townrow), of 6, New St., Oak St., Moston, Manchester
he was a gas fitter
15 Oct 1917
824910 - CWGC Website
25th Bn (Tyneside Irish) Northumberland Fusiliers
Corporal Albert Edward Townrow enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 25th battalion (Tyneside Irish) Northumberland Fusiliers, he was killed in action on 15th October 1917 and his name is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
His brother Private Herbert Ernest Townrow,he enlisted at Nottingham early in the war with the King's Royal Rifle Corps but transferred to the Northumberland Fusiliers in which his brother was also serving. He landed in France on 9th September 1915, he died of wounds on 30th September 1915 at the 6th Field Ambulance and is buried in Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery In memoriam published 15th October 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post:- “TOWNROW. – In fond remembrance of my dear husband, Corpl. A. Townrow, N.F., killed in action October 15th, 1917. We cannot, Lord, Thy purpose see, but all is well that's done by Thee. – From his loving wife (Kingston-on-Soar). “TOWNROW. – In loving memory of Cpl. Albert Edward Townrow, killed in action October 15th, 1917. Ever in our thoughts. – From sorrowing mother, father, sisters, brothers.” Above in memoriam are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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