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Joseph Pinkney was born in 1892 at Derby and was the son of the late Alfred a plasterers labourer and Hannah Pinkney née Ford of 2 Bedford Square Hyson Green Nottingham. His father Alfred was born in 1856 in Derby and his mother Hannah Ford was born in 1855 in derby, they were married in 1877 in Derby and went on to have 12 children, sadly 4 were to die in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children all born in Derby were, Elizabeth b1878, John b1884, Alfred b1886, Bridget b1888, Sabina Mary b1890, Joseph b1892, Jane b1896 and Lawrence b1898. In the 1901 census the family were living at 48 Walker Lane, Derby His father Alfred died on 10th January 1909 in Derby he was 56 yrs of age. In the 1911 census the family are living at 7 Oswald Terrace, Hyson Green Nottingham and are shown as Hannah 56 yrs a widow she is living with her children, John Richard 26 yrs a general labourer, Bridget 22 yrs a cotton winder, Sabina 20 yrs a cotton winder, Jane 15 yrs an errand girl and Lawrence 13 yrs a scholar. In the same 1911 census Joseph has left the home address and enlisted in the Army, he is shown as being 18 yrs and a Private Soldier with the 2nd battalion Sherwood Foresters in barracks at Crownhill Fort in Devon.
29 Jul 1915
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2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Joseph Pinkney, enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 2nd Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment. In the 1911 census he is shown with the battalion in barracks at Crownhill Fort, Devon. He landed in France on 4th November 1914 and died on 29th July 1915, at No 1 Canadian General Hospital of inflammation of connective tissue in head ( soldiers effects register ) aged 22. He is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery.
His brother Pte. Alfred Pinkney, 1st Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, died on 5th August 1917 of wounds received on 31st July 1917. He is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery. Another brother Pte Lawrence Pinkney 9th battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment was killed in action on 27th April 1918, he is buried in Philosphe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe. In memoriam published 31st July 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- PINKNEY. – In loving memory of Pte. Joseph Pinkney, died of gas poisoning, July 29th, 1915; also Pte. Alfred Pinkney, died of wounds August 5th, 1917, received in action July 31st, both Sherwood Foresters. – Fondly remembered by loving mother and family. R.I.P.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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