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  • Photograph was published in the Beeston Gazette & Echo on 30th November 1918 and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire
Edwin King was born in 1899 at Hucknall and was the son of the late Edwin (also known as Edward) a coal miner and Lettie King née Ward of 48 James Street, Hucknall His father Edwin was born in 1863 in Colston, Leicestershire and his mother Lettie Ward was born in 1873 at Oakthorpe, Leicestershire, they were married in 1890, their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District, they went on to have 9 children, sadly two were to die in infancy or early childhood, their children listed on the 1901/11 census were, Thomas B1891 Hucknall, Elizabeth b1893 Hucknall, Nellie b1897 Hucknall, Edwin b1899 Hucknall, Cissie b1902 Shirebrook, Sarah Ann b1904 Coalvlle and John Patrick b1904 Coalville . In the 1911 census the family lived at 48 James Street Hucknall Torkard Nottingham and were shown as Lettie 38 yrs head of the family a widow and charwoman, she is living with her children Nellie 14 yrs a cigar maker, Edwin 12 yrs, Cissie 9 yrs, Sarah Ann 7 yrs and John Patrick 4 yrs.
Coal miner Hucknall No 2 pit
26 Oct 1918
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296324 - CWGC Website
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1st Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Private Edwin King enlisted at Hucknall and served with the 1st battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, he was killed in action on 26th October 1918 and is buried at Fontaine-Au-Bois Cemetery, France grave reference II.H.21
Article published 30th November 1918 in the Beeston Gazette & Echo :- “The second photograph shows Pte. Edwin King, who was 19 years of age last January. Though he was the mainstay of the home he was combed out of the pit (Hucknall No. 2) last June, and was trained with the Northumberland Fusiliers at East Bolden, Durham He went to France on October 17, and received his death blow on the same date as did Rifleman Barrow (October 26). He was a young fellow who conduced himself with dignity, and acted the part of the breadwinner, as his father died nine years ago. Thus he was the mainstay of the home, and Mrs. King and the family who reside in Belleisle road, Hucknall, naturally feel greatly grieved that such a dutiful son should be torn from then.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photograph was published in the Beeston Gazette & Echo on 30th November 1918 and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Edwin King - Photograph was published in the Beeston Gazette & Echo on 30th November 1918 and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918