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Mansfield Nottinghamshire
Richard Harold was the son of William and Rebecca Jane Carter (née Whysall). His father William was born in Mansfield in 1862 (J/A/S Mansfield), the son of Thomas and Mary Ann Carter. In 1881 Thomas, a brick layer, and his wife were living on Blidworth Road, Kirkby in Ashfield, with their eight children including William (18) an engine driver. His mother Rebecca Jane was born in Codnor, Derbyshire, on 20 December 1867 (1868 J/F/M Basford), the daughter of Henry and Caroline Elizabeth Whysall. She was baptised in the parish church (Codnor & Loscoe) on 7 February 1869. In 1881 Henry, a coal miner, and Elizabeth were living on Chapel Street, Castle Greasley, nr. Burton on Trent, with their seven children including Rebecca (13) who was unemployed. William and Rebecca Jane were married at Mansfield Register Office in 1888 (J/A/S Mansfield) and had five children all of whom were born in Mansfield: Thomas b. 1889 (A/M/J Mansfield), Florence Annie birth registered 1891 (J/F/M Basford), Arthur Louis b. 1895 (A/M/J Mansfield), Richard Harold b. 1897 (O/N/D Mansfield) and Lilian May b. 1903 (A/M/J Mansfield). In 1891 William (28), a coal miner, and Rebecca (23), were living on Awood Street, Mansfield, with their children, Thomas (2) and Florence (under 1 year). William and Rebecca were living at 1 Lord Street, Mansfield, by 1901 and now had four children: Thomas, Florence, Arthur (5) and Richard (3). The famiy had moved to Nottingham by 1911 where they were living at 265 Nottingham Road. William was now working as a 'miners' secretary' [Notts Miners' Association]. Only four of the five children were in the home on the night of the census: Florence, Arthur, Richard who was an apprentice butcher and Lilian (7). The eldest son, Thomas, was living with his paternal grandparents, Thomas and Mary Ann Carter, at 7 Radford Place, Radford Street, Mansfield. Thomas jnr. was employed as an office clerk (grocer). William and Rebecca were living at 8 Berridge Road, Nottingham, when the CWGC record was compiled. Rebecca was living with her married daughter, Lilian (Weatherall), at 76 Wensley Road, Woodthorpe, Nottingham, in 1939 when the England & Wales Register was compiled. William had predeceased her. She died on 29 April 1946 in her 79th year. Of Richard's siblings: Thomas - Thomas has proved difficult to identify on records after 1911, but he may have married and been living with his wife Elizabeth (b. 21 October 1897) on Kingrove Avenue, Beeston, Nottingham, in 1939; he was employed as a clerk in an electrical engineering department. Florence Annie married Fred Houghton in 1916 (O/N/D Nottingham). In 1939 Fred (b. 20 August 1892), a borer turner, and Florence were living at 244 Derby Road, Beeston, with their daughter Joyce Patricia (b. 13 March 1926) an audit clerk. Florence died in 1975 J/A/S Torbay Devon). Arthur Louis married Ethel Annie Seeds (b. 23 September 1891) in 1914 (O/N/D Nottingham). In 1939 they were living on Holyoake Road, Arnold, with their son Lewis (b. 25 November 1922, 1923 J/F/M Nottingham) a boot and shoe shop assistant; Arthur was a butchery branch manager. He died in 1967 (J/A/S Nottingham); his wife died in 1972 (J/A/S Nottingham). Lilian May married Stanley Weatherall in 1922 (A/M/J Nottingham). They may have had a daughter, Beryl M. b. 1923 (A/M/J Nottingham), Carter) who marriee Stewart A Ettinger in 1941 (J/F/M Nottingham. In 1939, Stanley (b. 8 August 1898), who worked for an assurance company, and Lilian were living at 76 Wensley Road, Woodthorpe, Nottingham, with her widowed mother Rebecca. Stanley died in 1973 (A/m/J Bingham) and Lilian May in 1992 (A/M/J Nottingham).
In 1911 he was an apprentice butcher
13 Oct 1915
729378 - CWGC Website
22 Zulu Road, Basford, Nottingham.
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Attested Sept 1914 aged 19 years and 2 months. (See 'Extra information') In France from 28 February 1915. Initially he was reported missing, but in December 1915 he was declared to have been killed on 13 October 1915. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial
This man is commemorated in a book of remembrance held by Mansfield District Council. May have lied about his age has he was born in Mansfield in 1897 (O/N/D) so only 17 when he enlisted not 19 so age at death is correct. WW1 Pension Ledgers: named relative, mother, Rebecca Carter. Registers of Soldiers' Effects: 'died on or since 13 October 1915'. His father William was his legatee. Mansfield Reporter, 5 November 1915 (extract): ‘Farm Labourer’s Strike. Help From The Notts. Miners. A monthly council meeting of the Notts Miners’ Association at the Basford Offices on Saturday was presided over by Mr GA Spencer … The President moved, and the Vice-President (Mr JH Hankin) seconded: ‘That we express our regret to Mr Carter (the assistant secretary) and his family at the cause of his absence from the meeting, namely through the death of his son - (Private R Carter, Robin Hood Rifles) – on the battlefield. The council extend their sympathy to all members of the association who have lost their brothers and sons on the battlefield whilst serving their King and country.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Deaths’, 30 April 1946: ‘Carter. April 29th at 76 Wensley-road, Rebecca Jane beloved wife of the late William passed peacefully away in her 79th year. At rest. Sorrowing Famiy. Interment Red Hill, Wednesday, 2pm.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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