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New York, United States of America
Horace Wilkinson was born in 1895 at New York, USA. He was the step son of Frederick William Hambrook a boot maker of 52 Milner Street Newark. His stepfather Frederick Hambrook was born in 1861 at Lower Walmer, Kent and his step mother Harriet Ann Frances Hambrook née Nussey , they were married in 1899 at Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family are living at 48 William Street, Newark and are shown as Frederick William Hambrook 50 yrs a boot maker, he is living with his wife Harriett Ann Frances 40 yrs (b 1871 Leeds) and their children, Fanny 11 yrs and Robert Wiliam 4 yrs and Horace Wilkinson (shown as step son) 16 yrs a boy working in maltkiln.
employed at Messrs. Ransome and Co.
14 Oct 1915
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737291 - CWGC Website
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Private
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Horace Wilkinson enlisted at Newark on 12th September 1914 and served with the 1/8th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He was killed in action on 14th October 1915 and his name is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Article published on 8th December 1915 in the Newark Advertiser :- Son of Mrs Fred Hambrook, 52 Milner Street, Newark. As a boy went to the Wesleyan Day School and attended the church Sunday school, in connection with which he became a member of the Church Lads Brigade, not withstanding the fact that periodically he suffered from acute rheumatism in the knees. At the outbreak of war left his employment at Messrs. Ransome and Co. where he was learning to be a turner. After several rejections because of his knees, enlisted in the 1/8th Sherwood Foresters on Sept. 12th, 1914. Accompanied the second section to France, arriving on the morning of June 28th last, his 21st birthday. Posted missing on Nov. 5th. A letter, including photographs found on his body, arrived from a Sgt.-Major of the 1st Scots Guards, confirmed that he was dead.
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