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  • Photo of Herbert Buxton 
courtesy of Lynne Weston
Person Details
Brampton Chesterfield
Herbert was born in 1879 the son of William a coal miner and Louisa Buxton. He married Sarah Rebecca Slack at Mansfield Registry Office in 1899 and they had five children Arthur, Dallas, Charley, Ivy and Sarah Rebecca who died aged 15 months. In 1911 the family were living at Club Yard, Huthwaite. Within 3 months of joining the army , while in camp at Wollaton, Nottingham Herbert died of natural causes by the bursting of an aneurism of the aorta. As the disease which caused his death was not contracted on active service his widow and children were not eligible for a pension from army funds. He had a full military funeral before being buried in Huthwaite Cemetery. Sarah later married James Wilfred Froggatt.
He was a coal miner.
18 Sep 1915
2749995 - CWGC Website
Factory Yard Huthwaite
17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Herbert enlisted in Mansfield on 16th June 1915 aged 35yrs and 91 days. He was 5' 2" tall. He served with the 17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment). Circumstances of his death from 'natural causes' are recorded in the newspaper article below. His brother Charles Oliver Buxton was killed 27/4/1917 serving with 2/8th Bn Notts & Derby Regiment (Sherwood Foresters).
Notts Free Press - 24th Sept. 1915 DEATH OF A HUTHWAITE SOLDIER WHILE IN CAMP AT WOLLATON The tragic circumstances of the death of a private in the Welbeck Rangers, named Herbert Buxton, 36, who before enlistment was a collier, of Huthwaite, were investigated at Leen-side on Monday afternoon by the Deputy Coroner (Mr. F.W. Rothera). Second Lieut. R.G. Hopewell of the 17th Sherwood Foresters, said his battalion was stationed at Wollaton Park. Deceased who was in 'A' Company, had been witness's servant for eight days. On Saturday witness returned after lunch to his tent, and the deceased came in and commenced to clean the buttons on a tunic, at the same time chatting to a sergeant. When he had finished that tunic he asked witness if he wanted the buttons of another tunic cleaning. Witness said "Yes" and handed over the garment, and the man sat down on a chair, and commenced to clean the buttons, while witness turned his back, and was changing his boots. The next witness heard was a fall, and turning round he saw the deceased and the chair lying on the floor. Everything possible was done for the deceased, and the medical officer was sent for. Buxton, however, gave three muffled groans and died. Dr. W.G. Stewart said that when he arrived at the tent he found the deceased dead. As the result of a post-mortem examination witness found death to have been caused by the bursting of an aneurism of the aorta. Lieut. Walters, on behalf of Lieut. Colonel Hales and the officers of the 17th Battalion, expressed regret at the man's death, and sympathy with his relatives. The deceased was very much liked by the battalion. Second Lieut. Hopewell also expressed sympathy. A verdict of "Death from natural causes" was returned. Notts. Free Press - With military honours the remains of Private Herbert Buxton, of Factory yard, were laid to rest in the Cemetery on Wednesday, the unusual spectacle drawing large crowds. The deceased soldier, who was 36 years old, belonged to the 17th Battalion Sherwood Foresters, 23,791. He died suddenly from heart failure in Wollaton Park, and leaves a widow and four children. The remains were brought home on Tuesday evening. The Rev. F.N. Beswick conducted the last rites at the funeral, a service in church preceding the interment. The deceased belonged to 'A' Company, Welbeck Rangers, which furnished a bearer party and guard of honour under Sergt. Gretton and Second Lieutenant Walters, who represented the battalion. The coffin, covered with wreaths, was borne on the shoulders of his comrades to the Cemetery. The family mourners were:- Widow, Arthur Dallas, Charles and Ivy (sons and daughters); Mr. Samuel Buxton and Private Charles Buxton (brothers); Private Buxton attended in Khaki having come from Watford for the occasion; Mrs. C. Merry and Mrs. L. Slater (Chesterfield) sisters (the latter's husband was killed at the front about six months ago); Mrs. M. Shaw, Mrs. A. Wall, Mrs. E. Buckley (Sutton) sisters-in-law; Mrs. J. Hayes (Sutton); Miss L. Buxton and Masters W. and S. Buxton (Huthwaite), nieces and nephews. Mrs. S. Buxton (sister-in-law) was prevented from attending by illness. A number of deceased Lodge comrades also followed. He is buried in Huthwaite cemetery , grave reference B.X.647. Research and information courtesy Lynne Weston. Updated by Peter Gillings many thanks for this information on my great grandfather. Ivy Buxton was my nanna. She had 2 sons Gregory and Trevor and they have 6 children .
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  • Photo of Herbert Buxton 
courtesy of Lynne Weston
    Herbert Buxton - Photo of Herbert Buxton courtesy of Lynne Weston
  • photo shows the Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Herbert Buxton in Huthwaite Cemetery.
Courtesy of Peter Gillings
    Herbert Buxton - grave - photo shows the Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Herbert Buxton in Huthwaite Cemetery. Courtesy of Peter Gillings