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  • 16149 Private Alfred Bexton, Pernes British cemetery, grave II. F. 42.  He is one of four men buried in this cemetery from 9th Battalion.
Grave visited and a cross laid in his memory.
Photo courtesy of John  Morse.
Person Details
Countesthorpe Leicestershire
He was the son of Frederick, a brick burner from Loughborough and Agnes (née Fisher) Bexon who was born at Blackwell Derbyshire. He was the brother of Isaac (b.1883), George (b.1888), Ethel (b.1892), James Lionel (b.1894), William Arthur (b.1896) and Jane (b.1900) Bexon. In 1911 they lived on New Street Hilcote Blackwell Derbyshire. He was the husband of Annie (née Smith) Bexon.
In 1911 he was a pit pony driver below ground.
07 Jun 1918
27
118557 - CWGC Website
16149
He lived in Huthwaite.
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Alfred enlisted in Sutton in Ashfield serving with the 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters. His medal index card shows he first entered a theatre of war on 27th August 1915. He probably died of wounds received on 3 June 1918 when there were four casualties from 'A' company during the normal relief in the 'Hay Locality' trench area forward of Mazingarbe, France.
Notts Free Press - 21st June 1918 PRIVATE A. BEXON, HILCOTE. On June 7th, Private Alfred Bexon, of Newlane, Hilcote, Blackwell, succumbed to wound received in action four days previously. Private Bexon was one of four brothers who joined up at the beginning of the war, prior to which he worked at the B Winning Colliery. After being wounded and gassed he returned to France last February. He leaves a widow and one child. Mrs. Bexon has received the following letters:- "It is with heartfelt sympathy I write to you in your great and sad loss. It happened on the 3rd instant, about 12 p.m., when your dear husband met his fatal wound by splinter from shell, and he died later at the Casualty Clearing Station several miles behind the lines. The information I have got is that he never suffered from his wound, as I understand he was unconscious until leaving this world for the better world. All of the platoon send their heartfelt sympathy to you, ..." Pernes British Cemetery grave II. F. 42 Research by Peter Gillings
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  • 16149 Private Alfred Bexton, Pernes British cemetery, grave II. F. 42.  He is one of four men buried in this cemetery from 9th Battalion.
Grave visited and a cross laid in his memory.
Photo courtesy of John  Morse.
    Alfred Bexon's grave - 16149 Private Alfred Bexton, Pernes British cemetery, grave II. F. 42. He is one of four men buried in this cemetery from 9th Battalion. Grave visited and a cross laid in his memory. Photo courtesy of John Morse.