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Albert Henry Wagstaff was born in 1894 at Wellow and was the son of Henry Wagstaff a blacksmith and his first wife the late Martha Ellen Wagstaff née Richmond of 31 Warsop Vale. His father Henry was born in 1862 at Branston, Lincolnshire, his mother Martha Ellen Richmond was born in 1864 at Boston, she died in 1901 aged 37 yrs, they were married in 1886 their marriage was recorded in the Boston registration district, they had the following children Rose Mary b1887, Francis William b1890 both were born at Swinehead, Lincolnshire, they had further children, Leonard William Richmond b1893, Albert Henry b1894 and Ernest Alfred b1897 all of whom were born at Wellow, Following the death of his mother his father re married in 1906 at Mansfield to Louisa Johnson born 1873 Bassingham, Lincolnshire. In the 1911 census the family are living at 32 Warsop Vale, Mansfield and are shown as Henry Wagstaff 48 yrs a blacksmith, he is living with his second wife Louisa 38 yrs and his children Leonard William Richmond 18 yrs a coal miner, Albert Henry 16 yrs a colliery labourer and Ernest Alfred 14 yrs a coal sorter.
Worked at Warsop Main Colliery. Member of Warsop Vale Cricket Club.
25 Jan 1917
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31 Warsop Vale, Nottinghamshire.
Royal Garrison Artillery
Gunner Albert Wagstaff enlisted at Mansfield whilst residing at Warsop, he served with the 120th Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, he was killed in action on 25th January 1917 and is buried at Bazentin-Le- Petit, Military Cemetery, France.
Mansfield Chronicle Advertiser; 08/02/1917: Warsop Vale Soldier Killed. Gunner Albert Wagstaff of 31 Warsop Vale, he worked at Warsop Main. A member of Warsop Vale Colliery. Described as having "a good disposition and much thought of by his mates". He died instantaneously. 15/02/1917: photograph printed. His brother, Leonard, also served and during the 'Great War' he survived.
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