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Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire
He was the son of Joseph and Eliza Whetton and the brother of Florence, Daisy, Joseph and Mildred Whetton. In 1911 they lived at 45 dalesforth Street Sutton in Ashfield. He was the husband of Florence May (née Evans) Whetton, of 12 Leicester Street Brighton.
He was a miner.
22 Mar 1918
851044 - CWGC Website
12th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
12th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment). Gershom was killed in action on 22 March 1918. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, France (Panel 52 to 54). CWGC - History of the Pozieres Memorial (extract): 'The Pozieres Memorial relates to the period of crisis in March and April 1918 when the Allied Fifth Army was driven back by overwhelming numbers across the former Somme battlefields, and the months that followed before the Advance to Victory, which began on 8 August 1918. The Memorial commemorates over 14,000 casualties of the United Kingdom and 300 of the South African Forces who have no known grave and who died on the Somme from 21 March to 7 August 1918 ... The memorial encloses Pozieres British Cemetery, Plot II of which contains original burials of 1916, 1917 and 1918, carried out by fighting units and field ambulances.' (www.cwgc.org)
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