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Herbert Watkin was born in 1883 at Lincoln and was the son of William Watkin and Annie Jemima Dexter who married in the Shardlow registration district in 1876 they lived at 18 Bennett Grove Coppice Road Mapperley Nottingham. His parents had eight children: Edith (b.1876), Lionel (b.1880), Arthur Lewin (b.1878), Herbert (b.1883), Minnie (b.1887/d.1906), Sidney William (1890), Stella (b.1891) and Bernard Lewis (b.1895). The Watkin family lived at: 23 Church Lane Lincoln, Lincolnshire [C.1881]; 418 Berridge Road, Hyson Green [C.1891]; 29 Great Freeman Street, St Ann’s [C.1901]; 19 Stoneleigh Terrace, All Saint’s Parish, Nottingham [C.1911]. In 1902, William Watkin, who was employed as a painter and decorator [C.1891], died at Nottingham, aged 56, in 1902. Herbert Watkin married his wife Elizabeth Muriel Burton in 1907 at Nottingham, they had a son Thomas Herbert Watkin In the 1911 census the family lived at 14 Oldknow Street Alfreton Road Nottingham and were shown as Herbert Watkin 28 yrs a house painter, he is living with his wife Elizabeth Muriel 24 yrs and their son Thomas Hebert 3 yrs
He was a house painter.
01 Jul 1916
819350 - CWGC Website
1/6th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Herbert Watkin enlisted at Nottingham, he served with the 1/6th battalion, Sherwood Foresters Regiment, he was killed in action on 1st July 1916 the first say of the Battle of the Somme, having no known grave his name i commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.
His brother Private Bernard Lewis Watkin enlisted in the 7th [Reserve] Bn. Sherwood Foresters on 10 February 1915; transferred from the 3rd/7th Bn. to the 1st/7th Bn. Sherwood Foresters on 3 March 1916 when he was sent to France he was killed in action on the opening day of the Battle of the Somme 1 July 1916; buried at the Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
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