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Albert John Herrod was born in 1899 at Bilborough and was the youngest son of Samuel Herrod, a maltster and the late Eliza Herrod née Paddison of 15 Cross Street. Newark His father Smauel was born in 1863 at Newark , his mother Eliza Paddison was born in 1866 at Greenfield, Lincolnshire, she died in 1907 at Newark, she was 40 yrs of age.They were married C1887 and went on to have the following children, Joseph b1893 Newark, Samuel Ernest b1897 Newark, Albert b1899 Bilborough and Grace b1902 Newark. In the 1911 census the family are residing at 7 Stanley Terrace, Beacon Hill, Newark and are shown as Samuel 47 yrs a maltster and a widow, he is living with his children, Ernest 14 yrs a brickyard helper, Albert 11 yrs and Grace 9 yrs. Albert John Herrod died in 1968 his death is registered in the Rotherham registration district, he was 69 yrs of age
56 Charles Street, Newark.
Lance Corpoal
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Albert John Herrod enlisted on 21st October 1914 at Newark, giving a false age of 17 yrs and 5 months, he stated he was a labourer and was living at 56 Charles Street, Newark, he was posted to and served with the 8th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment. On 9th February 1916 when his true age was discovered he was discharged from the Army. He was called up on 18th May 1917 and served with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. In the register of soldiers effects it was stated he died on 26th April 1918 , however the entry is corrected to 'man alive prisoner of war' . He does not therefore appear in the CWGC website.
Article published on 5th June 1918 in the Newark Advertiser :- Herrod Albert John L/Cpl King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Youngest son of Mr Samuel Herrod, 15 Cross Street. Native of Newark and attended Christchurch day school. Employed in the sheds of the G.N.R. and enlisted in the Notts. & Derbys. In 1914 as a drummer boy when only fourteen-and-a-half years old. Claimed out on account of age and was called up on May 18th, 1917. Going into the National Reserve and then the KOYLI first at Ipswich, later at Doncaster. Home on leave prior to Easter, expecting to be attached to the gymnasium staff. But the great push altered the arrangements and left Folkestone on March 29th for France, being killed in action less than a month later. Very fond of football, playing for Mr. W.T. Pratt’s football elevens and the Christchurch team, being known by the nickname ‘Paddy’. Also a member of 5th Newark Troop, Boy Scouts. Two brothers serving: Pte. J.P. Herrod, Loyal North Lancs. has not been home for ten years, being in the regulars. Fought in East Africa and at present in Palestine. Pte. Samuel Ernest Herrod, enlisted in the Duke of Wellingtons in Aug. 1914. After being in France two-and-a-half years he was wounded and is now training at Windsor with the Coldstream Guards.
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