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  • 14125 Private John Thomas Carrington died if wounds on 13/6/1917 and is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Visited by John Morse and cross laid. Photo courtesy John Morse
Person Details
Hoyland Common Yorkshire
He was the son of Hannah Carrrington and the late of John Carrington and the brother of Mary Elizabeth Carter. In 1901 they lived at 56 Church Street Old Basford Nottingham. He married his wife Lily Swift in 1909 in Nottingham and they lived at 46 Wichlow Street Nottingham.
In 1901 he was a coal carter.
13 Jun 1917
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Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private John Thomas Carrington, enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 9th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment. He first entered a theatre of war on 31th December 1915 in the Balkans and saw service in Gallipoli. He later served on the Western Front, he fought in the Battle of Messines and after being wounded was moved to No. 2 Casualty Clearing Station, near Poperinghe, Belgium on 13th June 1917. He died there and was buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Grave Reference: XIV F 4
Article published 29th June 1917 in the Belper News :- “SHIREBROOK SOLDIER’S SACRIFICE. “Intimation has reached Mrs Carrington, of 7, Merchant Street. Shirebrook, that her husband. Private John Carrington, Notts. and Derbys., had succumbed to wounds sustained in action in France. Writing to the widow under date June 13th, the Rev. G. M. Ambrose (chaplain) says:— “Your husband, I grieve to say, passed away at 5.20 p.m. to-day. His wounds were very severe, and would have entailed a good deal of suffering but for the merciful fact that he was unconscious due to a fractured skull. He will be laid away with reverence and honour besides some hundreds of brave men in our military cemetery. I feel sure that when the first shock has passed you will feel proud that he gave his his life for liberty and right. With deep sympathy.” The deceased, who was about 34 years of age, and was employed at the Shirebrook Gas Works, enlisted at the outbreak of war, and it is a pathetic circumstance that about month before his death he spent a few days’ furlough with his wife, having been in France continuously for over two years.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • 14125 Private John Thomas Carrington died if wounds on 13/6/1917 and is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Visited by John Morse and cross laid. Photo courtesy John Morse
    John Thomas Carrington grave - 14125 Private John Thomas Carrington died if wounds on 13/6/1917 and is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Visited by John Morse and cross laid. Photo courtesy John Morse