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Moria, Leicestershire
James Henry Bettridge was born in 1882 in Moria, Leicestershire and was the son of Henry a coal miner and Ann Bettridge née Goacher of 4 Victoria Terrace, Nuncargate, Kirkby. His father Henry was born in 1853 in Moria, Leicestershire and his mother Ann Goacher was born in 1857 also in Moria, they were married in 1876 their marriage was recorded in the Ashby De La Zouch Registration district, they went on to have 13 children, sadly 1 was to die in infancy, their surviving children were Charles W b1877 Oakthorpe,Leic , Fanny b1879 Hugglestone,Leic, James Henry b1882 Moria, Sarah b1885 Oakthorpe, Maria b1887 Hipstock, Leic, William b1889, Kirkby, Joseph b1891 Kirkby, Harrry b1893 Bulwell, Thomas b1895 Bulwell, Agnes b1899 Hucknall, Reuben b1901 Kirkby, and Ernest George b1905 Kirkby. In the 1911 census the family are living at 4 Victoria Terrace, Nuncargate, Kirkby and are shown as Henry 58 yrs a coal miner, he is living with his wife Ann 54 yrs and their children, Fanny 32 yrs no occupation listed, William 22 yrs a coal miner, Joseph 20 yrs a coal miner, Harry 18 yrs a colliery labourer, Thomas 16 yrs a colliery labourer, Agnes 12 yrs a scholar, Reuben 10 yrs a scholar, Ernest George 6 yrs, also living with them at the address are Clarence Bettridge 6 yrs and Gladys Maria Bettridge 2 yrs both of whom as listed as grandchildren. James Henry married his wife Florence Housley in 1902, their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District, they had two children ,William Henry and May Bettridge. In 1911 they lived at 25 Fox Street Kirkby in Ashfield.
He was a miner (contractor hewer).
10 Apr 1917
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Annesley Woodhouse Notts
13th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Rifleman James Henry Bettridge, enlisted at Mansfield and served with the 13th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. He landed in France on 31st July 1915 and was killed in action on 10th April 1917. Having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.
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