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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. Photograph Murray Biddle
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Newark
Alfred Edward Pulford was born in 1898 in Newark and the son of the late Thomas Pulford a printer and Elizabeth Pulford, née Hickson of 38 Middle Gate, Newark. His father Thomas Pulford was born in 1872 in Bleasby. He died in 1912 at Newark age 40 yrs. His mother Elizabeth Hickson was born in 1873 at Newark. They were married in 1896 at Newark and went on to have three children, sadly one died in infancy or early childhood. Their surviving children were Albert Edward b1898 and Bernard Henry b1906; both were born in Newark. In the 1911 census the family was living at 72 Bowbridge Road, Newark and shown as Thomas 39 yrs a printer, his wife Elizabeth 38 yrs and their sons Albert Edward 13 yrs a scholar and Bernard Henry 5 yrs.
20 Jun 1916
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15 Bowbridge Road, Newark
Private
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
1/8th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment. Private Alfred Edward Pulford enlisted on 10th November 1914 at Newark, He landed in France on 28th June 1915. Alfred was killed by a shell on 20th June 1916. The battalion had moved up to Foncquevillers just two days before, prior to the Battle of Gommecourt. Four other members of his battalion, Privates Bingley, Fogg, Tyers and Stout, died in the same incident and were buried in Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France, in graves I.F.29-I.F.33. (Alfred - grave ref. I.F. 33).
Article published 28th June 1916 in the Newark Advertiser :- 'Eldest son of Mrs E. Pulford, Bowbridge Road, Newark. Formerly a scholar at the Wesleyan School and a member of Mr Parkinson’s bible class. Prior to the war was apprenticed at Messrs. Simpson’s works. Enlisted at Newark in Nov. 1914 and went over to France a year ago. He and Pte. Tyers were killed by a shell while taking up rations. News received in several letters, including one from Pte. E. Proctor (his cousin and fellow apprentice at Simpson’s) and one from Pte. Edgar Lacey.'
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. Photograph Murray Biddle
    Alfred Edward Pulford - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. Photograph Murray Biddle