[Skip to content]



  • Photograph showing the commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of William Prothero at at Montbrehain British Cemetery, France, grave reference A.21 courtesy of 'Astrid' and findagrave website.
Person Details
22 Sep 1893
Ironville, Derbyshire
William Prothero was born on 22nd September 1893 at Ironville and was baptised on 29th May 1898 at Ironville and was the son of John James a colliery labourer and Elizabeth Prothero née Smith of Back Lane, Jacksdale. His father John James was born in 1863 at Ironville, his mother Elizabeth Smith was born in 1869 also at Ironville, they were married on 8th January 1890 at Ironville and went on to have 9 children, 2 of whom sadly died in infancy or early childhood, their children were John Thomas b1891,Henry b1892, William b1893, Samuel b1897, George b1900, Marion b1907 and Archie Prothero b1909 all were born in Codnor Park. In the 1911 census the family lived at Back Lane Jacksdale Nottinghamshire and were shown as John James 47 yrs a colliery labourer, he is living with his wife Elizabeth 41 yrs and their children, John Thomas 20 yrs a colliery banksman, Henry 19 yrs a coal miner hewer, William 17 yrs a coal miner ganger, Samuel 14 yrs a coal miner ganger George 11 yrs a scholar, Marion 4 yrs and Archie 2 yrs of age.
He was a miner (ganger).
08 Oct 1918
25
2766738 - CWGC Website
42472
Private
9th Bn Norfolk Regiment
Private William Prothero enlisted at Eastwood, he initially served with the service number 64826 in the 3rd battalion North Staffordshire Regiment. He was serving with the 9th battalion Norfolk Regiment when he was killed in action on 8th October 1918, he is buried at Montbrehain British Cemetery, France, grave reference A.21
Remembered on

Photos

  • Photograph showing the commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of William Prothero at at Montbrehain British Cemetery, France, grave reference A.21 courtesy of 'Astrid' and findagrave website.
    William Prothero - Photograph showing the commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of William Prothero at at Montbrehain British Cemetery, France, grave reference A.21 courtesy of 'Astrid' and findagrave website.