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  • Albert Cheetham is bottom right on this photograph.
Person Details
Sneinton
Albert was born in 1895 in Sneinton and was the youngest son of William Joseph and Mary Cheetham née Pitt. His parents were married in 1873 in Mansfield and went on to have 6 children, William b1876 Melbourne Derbyshire, Ellen b1879 Nottm, Fred b1882 Nottm, Harry b1886 Nottm, Mary A b1890 Nottm and Albert b1895 Nottingham. In the 1911 census , Albert is living with his mother at 8 Union Square, Nottingham he is shown as 16 yrs a letter press printer, his mother is shown as 55yrs and a lace hand and married His father is not shown on any of the 1891-1901-1911 census returns as living with the family and although he is noted on the army form submitted following a soldiers death by the next of kin showing surviving relatives he location is shown as 'not known' His mother was living at 15 Front Row, Carlton Road, Nottingham following her sons death.
02 May 1915
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8 Union Square, Pierrepont Street, Sneinton, Nottingham
Private
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Albert Cheetham, enlisted in Nottingham on 10th March 1911 into the territorial army for 4 yrs service, he was 17 yrs and 8 months of age , living at 8 Union Square , Pierrepont Street, Nottingham. He attended a number of summer camps , however on the outbreak of was he was embodied into “B” Company, 1/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment (Robin Hood Rifles). He landed in France on 28th February 1915 and was killed in action 2nd May 1915 being shot through the head whilst on sentry duty. He is buried in Lindenhoek Chalet Cemetery
Article published on 17th May 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post : “WITH THE ROBIN HOODS. “NOTTINGHAM MAN KILLED IN ACTION. “News has been received by his mother at Front-row, Carlton Road, of the death of Private Albert Cheetham, of the 1/7th Sherwood Foresters (Robin Hoods). “Private Cheetham, who was only 19 years of age, had served in the Robin Hoods for four years before the outbreak of war, living in Nottingham, and being employed as a printer. He was called up in August and went to France on February 25th. He was shot through the head on May 2nd, while on sentry duty in the vicinity of Ypres.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Albert Cheetham is bottom right on this photograph.
    - Albert Cheetham is bottom right on this photograph.
  • Photograph was published on 18th May 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
    Albert Cheetham - Photograph was published on 18th May 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.