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Joseph Henry Simpson Sheriston was born in 1886 at Selston and was the son of Henry a coal miner and Esther Sheriston née Simpson of Alfreton Road, Selston. His father Henry was born in 1867 at Hyson Green, Nottingham, his mother Esther Simpson was born in 1869 at Selston, they were married in 1886 their marriage was recorded in the Nottingham registration district, they went on to have the following children, Joseph Henry b1886 Selston, Sarah Jane b1892 Hyson Green, Hilda b1895 Hyson Green, John Alfred b1897 Hyson Green, Emma b1899 Hyson Green, William b1901 Hyson Green, Esther b1908 Selston, Bertha b1910 Selston and James b1911 Selston. Joseph Henry He married his wife Maud Mary Hopkinson (born 28th October 1888) in 1909 their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration district, they went on to have 2 children Edna born 10th November 1911 and Fanny born 31st January 1914. They they lived on Lindley Street, Selston. In 1911 they lived at 18 Clarence Street Pleasley Hill Mansfield Joseph is shown as being 25 yrs and is a cola miner hewer, he is living with his wife Maud Mary 22 yrs. In the same 1911 census his parents and siblings are living at Alfreton Road, Selston and are shown as Henry 44 yrs a coal miner contractor, he is living with his wife Esther 43 yrs and their children, Sarah Jane 18 yrs at home no occupation, John Alfred 14 yrs a coal miner pony driver, Emma 12 yrs a scholar, William 10 yrs a scholar, Esther 3 yrs, Bertha 1 year of age and James 2 months old.
He was a miner (hewer).
25 Oct 1916
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Royal Army Medical Corps
Private Joseph Henry Simpson Sheriston, enlisted at Nottingham whilst residing at Mansfield he served with the Royal Army Medical Corps, attached 19th Field Ambulance, He died of wounds 25th October 1916 and is buried in Guillemont Road Cemetery.
Article published 25th October 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “SHERISTON. – In loving memory of Pte. J. H. Sheriston, late Hyson Green, killed in action October 25th, 1916. Too far away thy grave to see, but not too far to think of thee. – From loving brother and sister, George, Fanny.” Above in memoriam is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave at Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont  Courtesey of Murray Biddle
    Joseph Henry Simpson Sheriston - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave at Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont Courtesey of Murray Biddle