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He was the grandson of Samuel and Harriet Lester. In 1911 they lived at 22 Gough Street Fisher Street Nottingham. He was engaged to Gertie at the time of his death.
In 1911 he was a butcher's errand boy.
03 Sep 1916
2854255 - CWGC Website
Lance Sergeant
17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Ancre British Cemetery Beaumont Hamel Grave Reference: VI F 28
Nottingham Evening Post In Memoriam 11/7/1917:'Thacker. In loving memory of Sergeant J Thacker 27524 missing September 3rd 1916 now reported killed July 10th. A bitter grief a shock severe to part with one we all loved dear.- Grandmother, grandfather, Rose and fiancée Gertie.' Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Deaths’, 14 July 1917: ‘Thacker. In loving memory of Sergt. J Thacker, Sherwood Foresters, missing September 3rd, 1916, now reported killed July 10th. Fondly remembered by all. From his loving mother, brother, sister, Ella, Florence, Dey, and brother Sidney (away); 133 Pym-street, Nottm.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Research by David Nunn
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