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Radford, Nottingham
John William Saxton was the son Thomas Butler Saxton and Elizabeth Chadburn who married in the Grantham area of Lincolnshire in 1885. Their children included: Alice Maud (b.1886), Ellen Miriam (b.1887), Henry Butler (b.1889), Florence Elizabeth (b.1891/d.1893), Elsie Winifred (b.1893) and John William (b.1895). The Saxton family lived at: 25 Middlemore Yard, Bluegate, Grantham [C.1891]; 43 Dorset Street, Radford [Radford St Peter’s Church christening of John William Saxton in 1895 & C.1901]; 68 Garfield Road, Radford [C.1911]. However Thomas Butler Saxton who worked as wine merchant’s porter in Grantham, died aged 33 in 1896; less than a year after John William was born. His widow didn’t remarry and the 1901 and 1911 censuses she states that she was working as a charwoman. A death notice for Corporal John William Saxton gave his mother’s address as either 90 or 99 Hartley Road, Nottingham [n.e.p.12.5.1917]. The post-war address for her in the CWGC records was 4 Churchville, Old Radford. Elizabeth Saxton, lived to the age of 95, dying in Nottingham in 1958.
Newsagent from paper stand (C. 1911) farmer (Australian Aechives)
25 Apr 1917
490611 - CWGC Website
17 Kintore Street, Camberwell, Victoria, Australia
Second Corporal
1st Coy Australian Tunnelling Corps (AIF)
He enlisted on 19 August 1914; embarked for England aboard HMAT Hororata A 20 from Melbourne on 19 October 1914 with the ‘C’ Company, 6th Infantry Bn., Australian Imperial Force; transferred to the 1st Company Australian Tunnelling Corps on 6 October 1915; killed in action; buried at Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.
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