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John Henry was the son of Mrs Dring of Beeston, Nottingham. (CWGC) He married Clarice Frances Clarke (b. 30 August 1892) in 1918 (J/F/M Nottingham). In 1939 when the England & Wales Register was compiled Clarice was living at 27 Lowdham Street, Nottingham; she was described as incapacitated and with private means. Also in the household was Elizabeth Cosgrove (b. 30 July 1882), single, and also described as incapacitated and with private means. Clarice Dring died on 18 June 1949 aged 56 (A/M/J Nottingham).
27 Mar 1918
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Enlisted Nottingham
12th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
John Henry Dring enlisted in Nottingham. He served in France from 30 August 1915 and was killed in action on 27 March 1918. Initially reported missing, his death was not confirmed until May 1919. John Henry has no known grave and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme (Panel 52 to 54). He qualfied for the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
WW1 Pension Ledgers: named relative, wife, Clarice Frances Dring. Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 9 May 1919: ‘Dring. In memory of my dear husband, Pte. John Henry Dring, missing March 27th, 1918, now reported killed. I think of him in silence, no eyes may see me weep, but still within my aching heart his memory I will keep. From his sorrowing wife.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, 'In Memoriam', 27th March 1920: 'DRING. – In loving remembrance of my dear husband, John Henry Dring who was killed March 27th, 1918. To-day recalls sad memories of one I loved so dear. – From loving wife Clarice.' Above courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 Clarice inserted ‘In Memoriam’ notices in the Nottingham Evening Post on: Sat. 26 March 1921, 27 March 1924, 27 March 1926, 27 March 1928 then: Nottingham Evening Post, ‘1914-1918’, 27 March 1931: Dring. In loving memory of my dear husband, Harry, killed March 27th, 1918. Years pass but memories cling. From wife Clarice.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 27 March 1934. ‘Dring. Treasured memories of my dear husband, Harry, killed March 27th, 1918. His life a beautiful memory. Wife Clarice.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Deaths’, 21 June 1949: ‘Dring. Saturday, June 18th, Clarice passed away, dearly beloved sister of Annie and brother-in-law Joe, and devoted friend Lizzie [Elizabeth Cosgrove]. Funeral 3 o’clock Thursday at Carlton. (wwww.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Deaths’, 21 June 1949: ‘Dring. In June 18th, suddenly at 27 Lowdham-street, Clarice, aged 56, beloved sister of Herbert, sister-in-law of Nellie aunty of Ken and Iris. Sadly missed.’. (wwww.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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