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Joseph Wood was born in 1882 at Nottingham he married his wife Mary Ann Heath in 1905 at Nottingham. They lived at 10 Redoubt Street, Radford and went on to have the following children, Alice b1906, Joseph b1908, Edith Emma, b1909 and Lily b1910 all were born in Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family lived at 10 Redoubt Street Radford and were shown as Joseph 29 yrs a leivers lace maker, he is living with his wife Mary Ann 29 yrs and their children, Alice 5 yrs, Joseph 3yrs, Edith Emma 2 yrs and Lilly 8 months old. His pension record cards state his dependant as Margaret Murphy she is described as his unofficial wife and lives at 9 Eldon Place, Eldon Street, Nottingham
He operated a Leavers lace machine. Leavers lace machines John Levers adapted John Heathcoat's bobbinet machine in Nottingham in 1813. The name of the machine was the Leavers machine (the 'a' was added to aid pronunciation in France). The original machine made net but it was discovered that the Jacquard apparatus (invented in France for weaving looms by J M Jacquard in about 1800) could be adapted to it. From 1841 lace complete with pattern, net and outline could be made on the Leavers machine. The Leavers machine is probably the most versatile of all machines for making patterned lace and was widely used throughout Nottingham's lace industry . (Wikipedia)
29 Sep 1918
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126th Field Coy Royal Engineers
Sapper Joseph Wood enlisted at Mansfield whilst residing at Nottingham, he served with 126th field company Royal Engineers, he died of wounds on 29th September 1918 at 47th General Hospital, France and is buried at Mount Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport. France.
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