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He was the son of Samuel, a lace maker, and Annie Mary Attewell and the brother of Leslie George, Kathleen Annie and Francis William Attewell. In 1901 and 1911 they lived at 12 Highfield Road Dunkirk Nottingham.
10 Apr 1918
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4th (Special Reserve) Bn South Staffordshire Regiment
Neville Oliver John Attewell, enlisted in Nottingham. Ploegsteert Memorial Hainaut Belgium Panel 6
His brother 1136 Corporal Leslie George Attewell died of influenza at 61st Casualty Clearing Station on 4th November 1918 and is buried at Premont British Cemetery Plot II Row A Grave 18 In memoriam published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 8th November 1919 :- ATTEWELL. – In loving memory of Leslie and Neville, dearly-loved sons of Mr. and Mrs. S. Attewell, Highfield-road, Dunkirk, died in France 1918. All they had hope for, all they had they gave to save mankind, themselves they scorned to save.” In Memoriam is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 Special Reserve This was a form of part-time soldiering, in some ways similar to the Territorial Force. Men would enlist into the Special Reserve for 6 years and had to accept the possibility of being called up in the event of a general mobilisation and otherwise undertake all the same conditions as men of the Army Reserve. Their period as a Special Reservist started with six months full-time training (paid the same as a regular) and they had 3-4 weeks training per year thereafter. A man who had not served as a regular could extend his SR service by up to four years but could not serve beyond the age of 40. A former regular soldier who had completed his Army Reserve term could also re-enlist as a Special Reservist and serve up to the age of 42. David Nunn
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