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  • Photograph was published on 7th September 1916 in the Nottingham Daily Express and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
Codnor
Samuel Wightman was born in 1894 at Codnor and was the son of William Samuel a coal miner and Althea Wightman née Brown of Langley Mill Derbyshire. His father William Samuel was born in 1865 in Kirkby, his mother Althea Maria Brown was born in 1866 in Codnor . They were married on 5th May 1886 at Codnor and went on to have 10 children, all of whom were born at Codnor, they were George William b1887, Matthew b1889 , Sarah Ann b1892, Samuel b1894, Alice b1897, Jessie b1899, Fanny b1902, Lily May b1904, John Thomas b1906 and Winifred b1909. In the 1911 census the family are living at Hob Lane, Codnor , and are shown as William Samuel 46 yrs a coal miner he is living with his wife Althea 45 yrs and their children, Samuel is 17 yrs and a pit pony driver. He married his wife Gertrude Musgrove in 1915 in Nottingham and they lived at 18 Byfield Street Radford Nottingham.
15 Jul 1916
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554199 - CWGC Website
C/367
Radford Nottingham
Rifleman
16th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Rifleman Samuel Wightman, 16th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps, enlisted at Ripley in September 1914 he was killed in action on 15th July 1916. He is buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery Longueval
“Rifleman S. Wightman, of the King's Royal Rifles, who has been missing since July 15th. He enlisted at Codnor in September, 1914, and his home is at 18, Byfield-street, Radford, Nottingham.” Above details are via Ibid and are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1014-1918
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  • Photograph was published on 7th September 1916 in the Nottingham Daily Express and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Samuel Wightman - Photograph was published on 7th September 1916 in the Nottingham Daily Express and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918