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Stapleford Nottinghamshire
Alfred Barson was born in 1885 the son of William an iron worker and Sarah Ann Barson née Swift, they lived at 14 Horace Ave, Stapleford. William was born in 1852 in Beeston Mary Ann Swift was born in 1854 in Syston, Leicestershire, they were married in 1873, which was recorded in the Basford Registration District, they went on to have 13 children, sadly two were to die in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were : - William b1875 Nottm, Arthur b1877 Nottm, Florence Louisa b1879 Nottm, Gertrude b1880 Stapleford, Minnie b1881 Stapleford, Lily b1884 Stapleford, Alfred b1885 Stapleford, Ernest b1887 Stapleford, Albert b1889 Stapleford, Neville b1893, Stapleford and Louise b1895 Stapleford. In 1911 the family are living at 14 Horace Ave, Stapleford and are shown as William 59 yrs unemployed, he is living with his wife Sarah Ann 57 yrs and their children , Albert 22 yrs , a lace draughtsman, Neville 18 yrs a lace hand shreader, and Louise 16 yrs a lace drawer. He married Charlotte Abley in 1907, which was recorded in the Shardlow Registration District. and in 1911 they lived at 7 Northwood Street Stapleford Nottinghamshire. He was the father of Lois and Phyllis Irene Barson. Commencing 14th April 1919 his widow was awarded a pension of 20 shillings and 5 pence a week the family address was 74 Alexandra Street, Stapleford.
he was a warper.
19 Sep 1918
33
2911670 - CWGC Website
203765
Private
1st Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Private Alfred Barson enlisted in Long Eaton he was killed in action on 19th September 1918 at Holnon, Picardie and is buried in Chappelle British Cemetery, Honlon
Two of his brothers also served and died in the Great War - Neville Barson, died of wounds on 23rd March 1918, while serving with 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. He is buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension. Ernest Barson enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 2nd battalion Sherwood Foresters, , he died at 2nd Durham Voluntary Aid Hospital South Shields on 7th August 1915. His body was returned to his family in Nottingham and he is buried in Stapleford Cemetery. Researched and written by Peter Gillings
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