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Jim was born in Nottingham, probably in 1893 (J/A/S Basford). He married Beatrice May Foston in 1911 (J/A/S Nottingham). Beatrice was born on 2 May 1892 (A/M/J Nottingham, mother's maiden name Marsh). Jim and Beatrice had two daughters, Mary Ellen b. 21 July 1912 (J/A/S Nottingham) and Florence Lille b. 13 June 1915 (J/A/S Nottingham). Both birth registration records give the mother's maiden name as Marsh. Beatrice may have died in 1960 (A/M/J Nottingham). Mary Ellen married Frank Bowler in 1930 (J/A/S Nottingham. In 1939 at the time of the England & Wales Register they were living at 5 Saint Leger Terrace, Nottingham. Frank (b. 17 August 1909) was a builder's labourer while Mary's occupation was given as unpaid domestic duties. Also in the home was their son, Dennis (b. 11 June 1930) who was still at school. Mary died in 1973 (O/N/D Nottingham). Florence Lille married Albert Brittle in 1935 (A/M/J Nottingham). In 1939 they were living at 19 Saint Leger Terrace, Nottingham. Albert (b. 25 May 194) was a general labourer works and ways while Florence's occupation was given as housewife. Florence died in 1948 (O/N/D Nottingham).
11 Nov 1918
4026833 - CWGC Website
He enlisted in Nottingham
Lance Corporal
Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
20th Bn. Formerly 44355 Leicestershire Regiment. Transferred from 20th Bn N&D Regt. (19919) to 29th Coy Labour Corps Lance Corporal Jim Pilgrim, 20th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment later 29th Company Labour Corps, died of influenza on 11th November 1918. He was buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille. He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Nottingham Evening Post, 11th November 1919. “PILGRIM. – In loving memory of Cpl. Jim Pilgrim, who died of influenza on 11th November 1918 in military hospital, France. One year has passed since that sad day, when the one we loved was called away; God took him home, it was His will, but in our hearts he liveth still. Forget him, no, we never will, we loved him then and we love him still; for the best that God could not sent a loving son and a faithful friend. We miss him and mourn him in silence unseen, and dwell on the memory of the days that have been. – Mother, father, sisters, and brother in Canada.” Above courtesy of Jim Grundy Great War, 'Small Town Hucknall', website.
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