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  • Monsheimer's CWGC headstone in Nottingham General Cemetery.
Person Details
Carrington Nottingham
Philip Monsheimer was born in 1884 the son of John Monsheimer, an embroiderer, and Mary Ann Adcock. Philip’s father was born in 1846 in Germany and died at Nottingham aged 47 in 1892. Mary Ann Adcock was born in 1849 at Chilwell. Married in 1869 at Nottingham, they had nine children, six surviving infancy - John b.1876, William b.1879, Mary b.1882, Philip b.1884, Herbert b.1886 and Fanny b.1888. In 1901 and 1911 Mary Ann lived at 19, Marcus Street, Lenton, Nottingham. Phillip married Emma West (b.1886 Radford) in 1906 in Nottingham and they had a daughter Hilda born 1909 at Radford. In 1911, they lived at 217 Denman Street, Radford.
In 1911 he was an art needle worker and later a hub turner.
19 Feb 1920
275062 - CWGC Website
Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)
No 5 Labour Corps Phillip Monsheimer (served as Phillip West) attested at Nottingham on 7th December 1915 (his army service records notes he was of Alien Origin). Posted to the reserves he was mobilised on 10th June 1916 at Nottingham and was posted to the 11th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment. He was transferred to the 30th Middlesex Regiment and on 21st March 1918 posted to No 5 Labour Corps, Middlesex Regiment (a unit established specifically for the sons of enemy aliens). He landed in France on 19th April 1918 and was admitted to hospital at Rouen (reason not stated) on 23rd February 1919 and returned to England on 2nd March 1919. He returned to the Western Front on 26th June 1919 . He was posted as Class Z Reserve on 191th October 1919 and demobilised from the army to his address at 217 Denman Street , Radford. He had served for 3 yrs and 302 days. Between his attestation and his death he changed his name to Phillip West (his wife’s maiden name). He is buried in Nottingham General Cemetery, his grave being marked by a Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone bearing the surname West .
His brother Herbert Monsheimer served under the name William Adcock and died of wounds on 23rd October 1914. He is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.
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  • Monsheimer's CWGC headstone in Nottingham General Cemetery.
    Photo Peter Gillings - Monsheimer's CWGC headstone in Nottingham General Cemetery.