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John Thomas was born in 1882 in Bulwell and was the son of Levi Bexton, a carter and general labourer and Ellen Bexton née Leatherland, of 229, Main St., Bulwell. His father Levi was born in 1862 in Linby his mother Ellen was born in 1863 also in Linby, they were married in the Basford Registration District in 1881 and went on to have 5 children all of whom were born in Linby , they were :- John b1882, Charles b1885, Levi b1886, Alfred b1889 and James b1891. John married his wife Elizabeth Hardy in St Marys church at Bulwell on 23rd May 1904, they went on to have four children all born in Bulwell, they were John b 11/11/05, Sarah Helen b20/04/10, Alfred Louis b20/04/13 and William b20/02/15. In the 1911 census John Thomas is living with his family at 32 Hazel Street, Bulwell and are shown as John 29 yrs head of the family a coal miner he is living with his wife Elizabeth 28 yrs and their 2 children John 5 yrs and Sarah Helen 2 yrs In the same census his parents are living at 239 Main Street, Bulwell and are shown as Levi 49 yrs head of the family a labourer , he is living with his wife Ellen 48 yrs and two of their children, Levi 25 yrs a coal miner and James 20 yrs a coal miner. Following his death his widow was living at 28 Strelly St, Bulwell when she received a letter from the Ministry of Pensions dated 17th May 1918 , informing her she would be receiving a pension of 36 shillings and three pence a week in respect of her and her 4 children with effect from 20th May 1918. His widow later re married and became Elizabeth Owen, of 28, Strelley St., Bulwell, Nottingham.
He was coal miner.
23 Oct 1917
483834 - CWGC Website
38 Montague Street, Bulwell
15th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Sergeant John Thomas Bexton enlisted on 13th April 1915 at Nottingham, he gave his age as 33 yrs and 4 months, his occupation as a coal miner and his address as 38 Montaque Street, Bulwell, Nottingham. His next of kin was his wife Elizabeth of the same address. He served with 15th battalion Sherwood Foresters and was promoted to Lance Corporal on 25th January 1916. He landed in France on 1st February 1916 and was promoted to Corporal on 23rd February 1916. On 18th July 1916 he received a gun shot wound to his right leg, he was taken to 13th Casualty Clearing Station for treatment, he was transferred to the 11st Standing Hospital at Rouen on 19th and by the 24th was in hospital at Etaples. Following treatment he was returned to his battalion in September 1916. He was promoted to Sergeant on 13th November 1916. He was killed in action on 23rd October 1917 and is buried in Bedford House Cemetery, Belgium grave reference XIV F 20
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