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Tibshelf, Derbyshire.
John William Woolgar was born in 1895 at Tibshelf and was the son of Alfred George a colliery deputy and Sarah Wooolgar née Ward of Muschamp Villas, Warsop. His father Alfred George was born in 1873 at Cobham, Surrey, his mother Sarah Ward born in 1874 at Tibshelf, Derbyshire, they were married in 1895 their marriage was recorded in the Mansfield Registration district, they went on to have the following children, John William b1895, Walter b1900, Doris b1900, Mabel Alice b1906 all were born in Tibshelf they had further children, Hilda Annie b1909 Doncaster George Alfred b1911 Doncaster and Sylvia Rachel b1916 at Warsop. In the 1911 census the family were living at 93 The Parklands, Doncaster and were shown as Alfred George 38 yrs a colliery deputy he is living with his wife Sarah 36 yrs and their children John William 16 yrs a colliery pony driver (underground) Doris 13 yrs, a scholar Walter 11 yrs a scholar, Mabel Alice 5 yrs and Hilda Annie 2 yrs of age.
15 Jun 1918
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Lance Corporal
Training Reserve
Lance Corporal John William Woolgar, enlisted at Doncaster he served with the Machine Gun Corps, formerly 116th Training Reserve Battalion, he died of pneumonia at Clipstone Camp on 15th June 1918. He is buried in Warsop Urban District Council Cemetery.
Article published 21st June 1918 in the Mansfield Reporter and Sutton Times :- “MILITARY FUNERAL. — On Wednesday afternoon, [19th June 1918] the funeral of Pte. John Wm. Woolgar, of the Machine Gun Corps, son of Mr. and Mrs. Woolgar, of Muschamp Villas, Warsop, took place in the presence of a large concourse of sympathisers, in the cemetery. The deceased soldier had only been in training some few weeks, and contracted a cold, pneumonia supervened, and he died at the hospital, Clipstone Camp, on Saturday last. [15th June 1918] He was 23 years of age. A number of his comrades attended the obsequies, and the coffin borne on a gun carriage, was covered with the Union Jack. A firing party from Clipstone Camp fired three volleys over the grave, and the "Last Post" was sounded. The clergy officiating were the Rector (the Rev. R. J. King) and the Rev. L. W. Cox. There were many beautiful wreaths and floral emblems.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grudy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Warsop Cemetery, located next to pedestrian entrance.
    John William Woolgar - Warsop Cemetery, located next to pedestrian entrance.