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  • Photograph was published on 27th July 1916 in the Hucknall Dispatch and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Rotherham
He was the son of John William and Rebecca Mary Saxton and the brother of Wilfred Henry, Annie Mary, Leonard Thomas and Gladys May Saxton. In 1911 they lived at 38 Charles Street Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire.
In 1911 he was a colliery horse driver below ground.
11 Jul 1916
20
811389 - CWGC Website
R/9077
Rifleman
13th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
He enlisted at Hucknall.
He was born J/A/S/1895 so may have been 21 when killed. Article published 27th July 1916 in the Hucknall Dispatch :- “The second fallen here is Cyril Saxton, the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Saxton, of 36, Sandy Lane, Hucknall, who received the official news on Tuesday morning. [25th July 1916] However, for some ten days that have had fears of receiving such sad intelligence, seeing that friends Joe Caunt and Tom Vickers had fallen in the recent offensive. The deceased hero, who was in the King's Royal Rifles, is reported to have been killed in action on July 11th, and had he lived till the last day of the month he would have been 21 years of age. He was well liked by all who had formed his acquaintance, and the first news of his death caused considerable grief. He wrote a letter home on July 9th, which was delivered the day after the news of his death. Saxton enlisted early in January, 1915, and was trained chiefly on Salisbury Plains. He had been in France practically a year, and had never had a furlough.” 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 on 27th July 1916 in the Hucknall Dispatch and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Albert Cyril Saxton - Photograph was published on 27th July 1916 in the Hucknall Dispatch and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918