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Nottingham
John was born in 1897 in Nottingham and was the son of William Henry a lace manufacturer and Mary Elizabeth of Clay Avenue, Moore Rd., Mapperley, Nottingham. His siblings were William Henry, Ernest, Annie, Florence and Harold. In the 1911 census the family are living at 41 Bobbersmill Road, Hyson Green, Nottingham , John is 14 years of age and is working as a billiard marker.
01 Jul 1917
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774904 - CWGC Website
203274
Clay Ave, Moore Road, Mapperley
Private
1/5th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
John enlisted in Nottingham and served with the 1/5th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He was killed in action on 1st July 1917 , his body was never recovered or identified and his name is commemorated on the Arras memorial.
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