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He was the son of Joseph and Annie Herrett and the brother of Elizabeth Ann, Mabel, Florence, Emma, Maud, Joseph and Annie Herrett. In 1911 the family lived at 79 Mitchell Street and later at 17 Bramcote Street (both Radford Nottingham). John's address upon enlistment was c/o Mr J Spooner, Barton Crossing House, Attenborough.
He was an office boy in 1911 and a railway porter upon enlistment.
02 Aug 1917
1613837 - CWGC Website
7th Bn The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
He enlisted (83041) in the Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment) on 19 November 1915 at Nottingham under Lord Derby's Scheme. He served in the UK until 25 June 1917 and after arriving in France was transferred to the West Kent Regiment on 1 August 1917, one day before his death. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 45 and 47
Nottingham Evening Post, Roll of Honour, 10 September 1917: ‘Herrett. Killed in action, August 2nd, 1917, Private John Herrett, beloved and eldest son of Joseph and Annie Herrett, Bramcote-street, Radford. A noble life laid down. Sorrowing mother, dad, sisters & brothers.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.
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