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Ephraim was born in 1889 in Calverton the eldest son of George and Polly Meads.In the 1911 census they are living at 12 Staples Yard,Calverton.George is born 1864 and a farm worker and Polly also born 1864,Ephraim is shown as being 21 yrs a hosiery trimmer,he has 3 brothers and a sister.
He was employed as a hosiery trimmer
11 May 1917
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  • MM MM Military Medal
A Baty 94t Bde Royal Field Artillery
He enlisted in Nottingham and served with the Royal Field Artillery,he is shown as dying of of wounds France and Flanders, on 11th May 1917 at his time of death he is shown as the eldest son of George and Mary Meads of Burnor Pool,Calverton,(his father believed to have remarried.) He is buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficneux, France. The award of the Military Medal was published in the 'London Gazette,' on 9th December 1916; the bar in the 'London Gazette,' of 9th July 1917.
On 9th June 1917 in the Nottingham Daily Express it was reported that three men from Calverton had been killed in recent weeks. “CALVERTON HEROES. “The war has taken toll of three Calverton soldiers within a few weeks. The first to fall was Lieutenant Wilfred Parker. then Private Ephraim Meads, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Meads, was killed. He had won the Military Medal, and his major had recommended him for a bar to it. Now news has been received that Samuel Morley, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan [?] Morley, has been killed after two years and nine months with the Sherwood Foresters. A memorial service was held at the parish church for Lieutenant Parker and Private Meads. Morley was a member of the Primitive Methodist Church. Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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