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Carlton Nottingham
Jim Harold Fletcher was born in 1883 at Carlton and was the son of James Fletcher a framework knitter and Ann (also Annie) Fletcher née Swindell. His father James was born in Carlton, the son of John and Eliza Fletcher of Carlton. James was baptised on 12 April 1946 at All Hallows, Gedling. His mother Ann Swindell was born in 1857 at Normanton. James and Ann were married at All Hallows Gedling on 4 December 1879; their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration district. They went on to have 6 children, sadly 3 were to die in infancy or early childhood; their surviving children, who were all born in Carlton, were: Adeline Annie Kirk b. 1880 bap. 8 August 1880 All Hallows Gedling and Jim Harold b. 1883 bap. 21 February 1883 All Hallows Gedling. The third surviving child was Horace Adland; although there is a registration of the birth of a Horace Fletcher in 1888 (A/M/J Basford) there is also a baptismal record for 6 November 1887 at St Paul, Carlton in the Willows, parents James and Ann of Foxhill Road, Carlton (transcript only sighted). In 1881 James (34), a framework knitter, and Ann (24), a dressmaker, were living on Foxhill Road, Carlton, with their daughter Adeline (u/1 yr). Also in the household were James' widowed father, John Fletcher (76), and a boarder, Isaac Land (21). They were still at the same address in 1891 and now had three children: Adeline (10), Jim (8) and Horace (3). Also in the household was Ann's unmarried sister, Jane Swindell (28 b. Normanton) and her daughter Amy Swindell (u/1 yr. b. Carlton). The family homes was still on Foxhill Road in 1901. In the home on the night of the census were James, Annie and Adeline (20), a cotton reeler, together with Jane Swindell (38) and her daughter Amy (10). Also in the household was six-year old John J Piggot (b. Carlton) who was described as adopted. His mother Ann appears to have died in 1910 aged 59 yrs of age. In the 1911 census Jim has left the family home and is living in barracks in India and is shown as being 26 yrs single and a private soldier serving with the Northumberland Fusiliers. In the same 1911 census his father is living at 25 Mount Pleasant, Carlton. He is shown as being 65 yrs of age a framework knitter and a widower who is living at the address on his own. On the army pension ledgers his father's address of 2 Aberdeen Street is crossed out and the address is giveon a continurous service engagement n as Bell Street, Carlton. However, the CWGC record gives his address as 2 Aberdeen Street. Adeline married Albert Edward Trout in 1904 (A/M/J Nottingham) and has not yet been traced after that date. Horace was probably a servant (domestic) in 1901, working for Samuel H Pitt (25), a publican, at Wharf Road, Pinxton, Derbyshire. He was 13 years old. It seems likely that Horace joined the Royal Navy as a stoker (SS108719) on 17 February 1909 on a 12 year short service engagement (5 years RN, 7 years RFR) (b. Carlton, 17 September 1887). In 1911 he was serving as a 1st Class Stoker in HMS Minotaur (Captain GC Cayley RN) on the China service. He served to 26 February 1913 and then transfered to a continuous service engagement on 27 February 1913 (K/18609 Leading Stoker). Horace then served until 17 March 1921 then transferred to the Royal Fleet Reserve on 18 March 1921. He died in 1925 (O/N/D Bingham) aged 38 (b. 1887).
He was a regular soldier (Northumberland Fusiliers) and in 1911 was serving in India.
29 May 1915
381148 - CWGC Website
He enlisted in Carlton
Lance Corporal
Northumberland Fusiliers
Depot Private Jim Harold Fletcher 2587 enlisted at Carlton and served with the Northumberland Fusiliers. He was serving in India in 1911. He landed in France on 16th January 1915. He was wounded in action and medically evacuated to England where he died of wounds at the 3rd London General Hospital on 29th May 1915. He was buried in Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery (Screen Wall. F.B. 18. 3). He qualified for the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Registers of Soldiers' Effects: his father James was his sole legatee
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