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  • The photograph of William Falconbridge is courtesy of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment roll of honour website.
Person Details
Radford, Nottingham
He was the son of William and Hannah Falconbridge and the brother of Harry and Ada. In 1911, they lived at 285, Denman Street and later at 35, Citadel Street, Radford, Nottingham. The notice of William's death gives his parents' address as 33, Citadel Street.
He was a carter in 1911.
08 Oct 1916
22
557888 - CWGC Website
20545
Private
5th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private William Falconbridge attested on 10th December 1915 at Nottingham giving his age as 21 yrs and 7 months his address as 35 Citadel Street, Nottingham and his occupation as a leather dresser, his next of kin was his father William of the same address, he was posted to the reserves. On the 6th March 1916 he was mobilised and reported to the depot at Derby . He served with the 5th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment and went to France on 11th July 1916 he was killed in action, 8th October 1916, aged 22, whilst serving in the line at Grosville, France.He is buried in Bellacourt Military Cemetery, Riviere.
Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged), 27 October 1916: 'Falconbridge. Killed in action October 8th 1916, Private William Falconbridge, Sherwood Foresters, age 22. Mother, father, 33 Citadel Street. Brother and sister, Harry and Ada.' 'Falconbridge. In loving memory of our dear son Private William Falconbridge kiiled in action October 8th 1916. - Fondly remembered by mother and father.
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  • The photograph of William Falconbridge is courtesy of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment roll of honour website.
    William Falconbridge - The photograph of William Falconbridge is courtesy of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment roll of honour website.
  • The photograph of the commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the gave of William Falconbridge at Bellacourt Military Cemetery, Riviere, France. Plot 1. Row H. Grave 10 is courtesy of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment roll of honour website.
    William Falconbridge - The photograph of the commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the gave of William Falconbridge at Bellacourt Military Cemetery, Riviere, France. Plot 1. Row H. Grave 10 is courtesy of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment roll of honour website.