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Dennis Bamford was born in 1887 the son of Thomas James a printer compositor and Nelly Kate Bamford (née Acton). His father was born in 1862 in Winchester, Hampshire and his mother in 1864 at Nottingham. Married in 1880 at Nottingham, they had seven children - Thomas b.1881, Ada Rose b.1884, Charles b.1885, Dennis b.1887, Mary Ellen b.1889, Cyril b.1891 and Annie b.1892. In 1901 they lived at 4 Brewery Street, Pinder Street Nottingham. He married Mabel Ethel Brown in 1907 and in 1911 they lived at 31 Whittier Road, Colwick Road Nottingham with their son Eric William who had been born in 1910. In 1914 they lived at 14 Hatton Street, Colwick Road.
In 1911 he was a letterpress printer.
02 Sep 1915
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14 Hatton Street Colwick Road Nottingham
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Dennis Bamford enlisted on 14th September 1914 at Nottingham into the Territorial Army. He had previously served 4 years with 7th Battalion Nottingham and Derbyshire Regiment and was again posted to the that unit. He landed in France on 28th February 1915 and received a gunshot wound to the jaw which resulted in his admittance to 10th Stationary Hospital at St Omer. He died as a result of his wounds at the hospital on 2nd September 1915 and was buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) souvenir Cemetery Grave Reference: II A 22
Nottingham Evening Post 6th September 1915. Notices courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918. “BAMFORD. – Died of wounds, Sept. 2nd, Private Dennis Bamford, aged 27, 1/7 Robin Hoods (Sherwood Foresters). – Sister Rose. “BAMFORD. – Died of wounds, September 2nd, 2485 Pte. Dennis Bamford, aged 27 years, 1/7 Sherwood Foresters (Robin Hoods), late of 14, Hatton-street. He died a noble death. – From his sorrowing wife and child, also his mother and father-in-law and family.” “BAMFORD. – In memory of my dear husband, Private D. Bamford, Sherwood Foresters, died of wounds September 2nd, 1915. Though death divides, fond memory clings. From wife and child. “BAMFORD. – In loving memory of Pte. Dennis Bamford, 1/7th Robin Hoods, died of wounds September 2nd, 1915. – Ever remembered by his loving father. “BAMFORD. – In memory of Private D. Bamford, Sherwood Foresters, died of wounds September 2nd, 1915. Too far away they [sic] grave to see, but not too far to think of thee. – From mother and father-in-law and family.” Research by Peter Gillings
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