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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 7th April 1916, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
Annesley Nottinghamshire
Absalom was born in 1878 in Annesley and was the son of Thomas, a colliery deputy, and Julia Stirland née Soar. They lived at 42 New Annesley, Nottingham. His father Thomas was born in 1856 in Kimberley and his mother Julia Soar was born in 1855 in Swannington, Leicestershire. They were married in 1874; their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District. They went on to have 10 children however, sadly, two died in infancy or childhood prior to 1911. Their children listed from the 1891, 1901 and 1911 census were: Samuel b1876, Annie b1877, Absalom b1878, Thomas b1882, Gertrude b1883, Ernest b1886, Arthur b1889, Harry b1893 and Sydney b1899. All the children were born in Annesley. In the 1911 census the family are living at 42 New Annesley, Nottingham and are shown as Thomas 55 yrs head of the family a colliery deputy, he is living with his wife Julia 56 years and their children Ernest 25 yrs a colliery clerk, Arthur 22 years a colliery carpenter, Harry 18 years a colliery road repairer and Sydney 12 yrs a scholar. by the 1911 census Absalom had left home and was a boarder at 16 Wheldon Road, Fryston, Castleford. He is a miner 32 years and is boarding with Joseph Wade 48 years, a coal miner, and his family.
He was a miner.
17 Nov 1915
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1769944 - CWGC Website
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Private
10th Bn Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Pte Absalom Stirland enlisted in Castleford, Yorkshire, giving his residence as Fryston. He served with the 10th battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) and was killed in action on 17th November 1915. He has no known grave and his name is commemorated on the Loos Memorial.
His youngest brother Sydney Stirland also served in the 'Great War' in 15th battalion, Durham Light Infantry. He was killed in action between 23rd and 24th October 1918 and is buried in Enlefontaine British Cemetery.
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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 7th April 1916, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Absolom Stirland - Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 7th April 1916, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918