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Bulwell Nottingham
William was the son of William Deverill and Faith Deverill (nee Williamson). William (b. Bulwell) and Faith (b. Arnold) were married in Nottingham in 1885 (registered Oct/Nov/Dec). William was a coal miner hewer. It appears that William and Faith separated sometime before the 1901 census. On the 1911 census William completed the census record with the information that he had been married for 25 years and that of their nine children born alive five were still living. Six children are named on the census between 1891-1911: Sarah, Ada, Bertha (died in infancy), William, Arthur and Faith. However, on a separate census record Faith gave the information that she had been married for 25 years and had had ten children born alive of whom six were still living. This reflects the fact that she had another child after she separated from William. In 1891 William (26) and Faith (25) were living at 10 Fitzroy Terrace, Nottingham, and had three daughters, Sarah (5), Ada (3) and Bertha (1). Bertha, who was born in 1889, died aged 2 in 1891 (registered Jul/Aug/Sep). By 1901 William was living at 3 Council Place, Stockwell Street, Bulwell, with his five children, Sarah, Ada, William (8), Arthur (6) and Faith (3). The same year Faith ('35, b. Arnold') was living in Newthorpe as housekeeper to Alfred Allen a single coal miner. William was still living at the same address in 1911. Also in the household on the night of the census were his three youngest children, William, Arthur and Faith, and also his two married daughters, Sarah Naylor and Ada Parsons. Sarah had married George Naylor in 1907 and had one child and Ada had been married in Pinxton in 1909 and had two children. At the time of the 1911 census Faith Deverill and her daughter, May Allen Deverill (8, b. Newthorpe), were living in the household of Alfred Allen; they were described as 'boarders'. A Faith Deverill, born about 1865, died in December 1930 aged 65. William's brother, Arthur (26341 Private) also served with the Sherwood Foresters and was killed in action on 12 July 1916.
In 1911 he was a hosiery hand at a bleach works.
08 Aug 1917
567566 - CWGC Website
10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He was killed in action and is buried in Brown's Copse Cemetery, Roeux (grave ref. IV.A.40). He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
He was born J/A/S/1892 so may have been 25 at death. Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged), 11 September 1917: 'Private A Deverill, Sherwood Foresters, killed in action July 17th 1916. Private W Deverill, Sherwood Foresters, killed in action August 8th [1917]. Both of Stockwell Street, Bulwell.' His father, William, was his sole legatee although a modest payment was made to his unmarried sister, Faith. It is possible that Faith married Edward Bridcutt in 1928 (marriage registered Nottingham, Jan/Feb/Mar).
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  • Photo published 11th September 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post. Courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 -