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Radford Nottingham
Benjamin Thresher was born in 1899 at Radford and was the son of William John a cotton yarn maker up and Sarah Ann Thresher née Green of 37 Denison Street New Radford Nottingham. His father William John was born in 1874 at Bath, his mother Sarah Ann Green was born in 1875 at Radford, they were married n 1892 at Nottingham and went on to have 11 children, sadly three died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were Florence b1893 William John b1894, Benjamin b1899, Lucy b1901, Robert b1903, Alfred b1907, Frederick b1909 and Ada b1911 all were born in the Radford area. In the 1911 census the family are living at 61 Brassey Street, Radford, Nottingham, they are shown as William John 37 yrs a cotton yard maker up, he is living with his wife Sarah Ann 36 yrs a lace clipper and their children, Florence 18 yrs a cotton yarn winder, Benjamin 12 yrs a scholar, Lucy 10 yrs a scholar, Robert 8 yrs a scholar, Alfred 4yrs Frederick 2 yrs and Ada 3 months old.
He was a cotton doubler when he enlisted.
10 Oct 1918
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37 Denison Street, Radford, Nottingham.
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Benjamin Thresher enlisted on 12th May 1916 at Nottingham, he gave his age as 18 yrs and 18 days, his address as 37 Denison Street, Radford, his occupation as cotton doubler and his next of kin as his father William John of the same address , He was posted with the service number 25269 to the North Staffordshire regiment and reported to the Derby Depot on 16th May 1916. He was transferred to the Sherwood Foresters on 5th June 1917 and landed in France on 12th December 1917. He was wounded in action a gun shot wound to his left arm and admitted to Abberville Hospital on 31st July 1917. He was returned to England on the Hospital Ship St Denis on 9th August 1917 and treated at Netley Hospital and later sent to hospital in Nottingham to recover. He returned to France on on 12th December 1917 and was killed in action on 10th October 1918 and is buried at Vaux-Andigny British Cemetery
In memoriam published 8th October 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “THRESHER. — In loving memory our dear son, Pte. Ben Thresher, killed in action October 8th, 1918, never thought when took his hand it was his last good-bye. — From his sorrowing lather and mother, sisters and brothers, aunts and uncles.” Above in memoriam is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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