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John Twigger was born in 1895 the son of George William a coal miner and Selina Twigger (née Hayes). His father was born in 1871 at Annesley, Nottinghamshire (died 1908 aged 36) and his mother was born in 1873 at Derby. Married in 1891, they had seven children two of whom died in infancy. Amongst them were Fred b.1892, John b.1895, George b.1900 and Arthur b.1908. All the children were born at Nottingham. In 1911 they lived at 47, Buxton Street, Meadows, Nottingham. Selina was a washer woman and Fred a miner.
John was a miner (holer) in 1911.
21 Mar 1918
778204 - CWGC Website
Lance Corporal
2/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
John Twigger enlisted at Nottingham, went missing in action on 21st March 1918 and was presumed dead on that date in May 1919. Arras Memorial Bay 7
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged) 22 May 1919: 'TWIGGER, reported missing March 21st 1918, now presumed died, Lance Corporal J Twigger 266372. Sister in law and baby Ethel.' His brother Fred's service number suggests the pair probably enlisted together in the same battalion. His brother Lance Corporal Fred Twigger enlisted at Nottingham 8th Platoon, “B” Company, 2/7th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment (Robin Hood Rifles), died of pneumonia in Holland on 16th December 1918. He had been taken prisoner on 21st March 1918. He is buried in Nijmegen (Rustoord) Cemetery. CWGC incorrectly cites age 26 (born J/F/M/1895. 1911 Census aged 16) David Nunn John and Fred Twigger had family connections to St Ann's, their uncle, Thomas Twigger, keeping the Criterion pub which stood at the corner of Plantagenet Street and Alfred Street South. It seems likely that John was included on the St Ann's Parish and Congregation memorial because he worshipped at the church along with relatives. David Nunn
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