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Nottingham
He was the son of Samuel and Eliza Dexter and the brother of Percy, Maude and May Dexter. In 1911 they lived at 50 Corporation Road and later at 9 Trevitt Street (both Nottingham).
He was a bobbin and carriage hand.
22 Apr 1918
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Lance Corporal
  • MM MM Military Medal
1/6th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
He was wounded and taken prisoner 21/3/1918 and died in German custody.
Nottingham Daily Express 24th December 1917: “MEDAL FOR A “BANTAM.” “Interesting Presentations at Nottm Exchange Hall. “An interesting little ceremony took place at the Nottingham Exchange Hall on Saturday, [22nd December 1917] the Mayor presenting Military Medals awarded to two local soldiers— Sergeant J. O. Hutchinson (Royal Fusiliers), whose home is at 4, Hackney-yard, Spring-close, Lenton, and Private W. J. Dexter (Northumberland Fusiliers), [2] of 9, Trevitt-street, Robin Hood-chase, Nottingham. Among those present were the Sheriff of Nottingham (Mr. H. Offiler), Mr. C. M. Hitch (the United States Consul), Mr. A. Richardson, M.P., Colonel Donajowsky, Colonel Formby, and Mr. J. Clarkson. In making the presentation the Mayor complimented the men on the gallantry they have displayed, and expressed the hope that they would return to do their duty as citizens. He was particularly pleased to make the presentation to Sergeant Hutchinson, in view of the fact that he was originally a member of the Bantam Battalion raised in the city.” Notice courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 His MM was Gazetted 22/1/1917 Niederzwehren Cemetery
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