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Selston Nottinghamshire
Henry Leivers was born 1888 at Selston and was the son of John Henry Leivers a joiner and Emily Leivers née Gill of Bagthorpe. His father John Henry was born in 1862 at Bagthorpe and his mother Emily Gill was born in 1860 also at Bagthorpe. They were married on 10th November 1883; the marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration district. They went on to have the following children, Sarah b1884, Annie b1886, Henry b1888, Carter b1891, Ruby b1893, Luke b1895, Albert b1898, Maude b1900, Minnie b1900, Frank b 1903 and Alfred b1905. Henry married Martha Ann Beastall in 1909 at Nottingham; they lived at 13 Cavendish Street, Butlers Hill, Hucknall. They had the following children, Betty born 26th November 1911, Henry born 26th January 1914 and Royston Leivers born 25th September 1915. In 1911 census they lived on Moor Fields, Brinsley, Nottinghamshire, and were shown as Henry Leivers 23 yrs a bricklayer, who was living with his wife Martha Ann 23 yrs. Following Henry's death his widow was awarded a pension of 29 shillings and 7 pence to commence on 7th April 1919. In the 1911 census his parents and siblings were living at Bagthorpe and were shown as John Henry 49 yrs a joiner who was living with his wife Emily 51 yrs and their children Annie 25 yrs no occupation listed, Carter 20 yrs a carter, Ruby 18 yrs no occupation listed, Luke 16 yrs a farm labourer, Albert 13 yrs a scholar, Maude 11 yrs, Minnie 11 yrs, Frank 8 yrs and Alfred 6 yrs.
He was a bricklayer.
04 Oct 1918
2894783 - CWGC Website
Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire. Enlisted Dublin.
2nd Reserve Cavalry Regiment
Private Henry Leivers enlisted at Dublin whilst residing at Hucknall. He served with the 8th Hussars. He died at sea on 4th October 1918 while on passage from Dublin to Holyhead. His pension record states that he 'died through self inflicted injuries through melancholia due to active service.' Henry's name is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, as he would have been buried at sea. CWGC: 'The Hollybrook Memorial commemorates by name almost 1,900 servicemen and women of the Commonwealth land and air forces* whose graves are not known, many of whom were lost in transports or other vessels torpedoed or mined in home waters (*Officers and men of the Commonwealth's navies who have no grave but the sea are commemorated on memorials elsewhere). The memorial also bears the names of those who were lost or buried at sea, or who died at home but whose bodies could not be recovered for burial.'
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