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Vincent Stapleford was born in 1891 in Basford and was the son of William a plate layer for the Midland Railway and Sarah Stapleton of 73 Arnold Road, Basford. His father was born in 1850 in Basford and his mother Sarah Meakin was born in 1865 in Basford, prior to their marriage Sarah had a daughter Emma Meakin in 1884, they were married in 1885 their marriage was recorded in Basford Registration District, they went on to have 8 children sadly 3 of whom died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were Emma Meakin b1884, Violet b1887, Vincent b1891, Lawrence b1894 and Frank b1896 all the children were born in Basford. In the 1911 census the family is living at 73 Arnold Lane Basford, Nottingham and are shown as William 61 yrs a plate layer, he is living with his wife Sarah 46 yrs and their children Violet 24 yrs a lace over looker, Vincent 19 yrs a hosiery trimmer, Lawrence 17 yrs a lace hand, Frank 15 yrs a hosiery trimmer, also living with them is Nellie Stapleton 4 yrs shown as a granddaughter. Vincent married his wife Julia Walters in 1913 in Nottingham, they went on to have a daughter Eva born 8th April 1917 in Bulwell, they lived at 43 Logan Street, Highbury Vale, Bulwell. Following his death his widow was granted a pension of 18 shillings and 9 pence a week in respect of her and her one child to take effect from 17th December 1917. In 1920 his widow remarried in Nottingham to Thomas Soar.
He was a hosiery trimmer
28 May 1917
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43 Logan Street, Highbury Vale, Bulwell
Acting Bombardier
256th Siege Bty Royal Garrison Artillery
Acting Bombardier Vincent Stapleton, enlisted on 10th Decemeber 1915 at Nottingham, he gave his age as 24 yrs and 4 months, his address as 43 Logan Street, Highbury Vale, Bulwell and his occupation as hosiery trimmer. He was posted to the reserves the following day. He was mobilised for war on 4th September 1916 and posted to serve with the 256th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. He embarked from Folkstone, landing at Boulogne on 8th February 1917 and he was killed in action on 28th May 1917 and is buried in Feuchy British Cemetery.
In memoriam published 28th May 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “STAPLETON. – In loving memory of Bombardier Vincent Stapleton, who died of wounds May 28th, 1917. What would I give, his hand to clasp, his patient face to see, to hear his voice, see his welcome smile, that meant so much to me. – From his loving mother, father, brothers, and sisters. “STAPLETON. – Killed in action May 28th, 1917, Act.-Bombardier Vincent Stapleton, R.G.A. A cheery word, a smile for all, he died a hero loved by all. He always tried to do his best, God grant him eternal rest. – From his loving wife and baby Eva, also Mr. and Mrs. Walters, Mabel and Eva.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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