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Lenton, Nottingham
Alexander Stringfellow was born in Lenton, Nottingham in 1879, the second child of seven, to William Stringfellow ( a police constable) and his wife Elizabeth, née Read. By 1881 the family were living at 9 Court, Kirklington Road, Southwell, Nottinghamshire and 10 years later, were resident at Kinoulton, Notts. When 18 years old, in 1896, Alexander attested for the Kings Own Scottish Borders and on 4th Jan 1900 was posted to carry out his military duties in the South African war, where he was awarded several medals and clasps. He returned home on Feb 16th 1903 and on 23/12/1905 married at Mansfield to Maud Henemann. They were soon blessed with 3 children, William, 1907 Alexander 1909 and Frederick 1910. He was appointed a position as a Postman at Worksop in July 1906. By 1911, Alexander was living at 14 Cemetery Road, Worksop, still working as a Postman. His parents were also living in Worksop at this time, at 8 St Cuthbert Street and his father was described as Police Pensioner Porter For The Worksop & Retford Brewery.
06 Dec 1917
477218 - CWGC Website
2/5th Bn Hampshire Regiment
Pte. Alec Stringfellow Worksop Guardian 14 December 1917 The news received by Mrs. Stringfellow, 54, Devonshire Street, Worksop, that her husband, Pte. Alec Stringfellow, was lying in hospital in Alexandria, suffering from gunshot wounds received in Palestine, was followed on Sunday by the announcement of his death. He succumbed yesterday week, at the early age of 39 years. The son of a soldier; ex-Serge. Stringfellow, who has now lost two sons by the war and has two others fighting, Pte. Stringfellow had a rather adventurous career. He served twelve years with K.O.S.B., and went through the South African War, for which he held the Queen’s and King’s Medals. Then he settled down to the comforts of home life, and was appointed as Postman on the Worksop postal staff, his round including Thorpe Salvin, in which district he was well known. Then came the call. And quite voluntarily he, two and a half years ago, enlisted in the Sherwood Foresters. He was transferred to the Rifle Brigade, and later to the Hampshire Regiment with which he was fighting bravely when he was wounded. He leaves a widow and three children, with whom, and with his parents sincere sympathy is expressed. Writing to the widow, Mr. W. Richards, the Worksop Postmaster, says:- “I regret to receive the sad news conveyed in your intimation of the 9th. Inst... It is a good man gone. Your husband has fallen performing his duty, giving all a man can give. This thought must be your consolation in this time of trouble. Your lads will help to comfort you, and the esteem in which their father was held is something for them to recognise and try to emulate as they get older.
CWG additional information:- Alexandra (Hadra) War Memorial Cemtery, Egypt Son of Serjt W. and Elizabeth Stringfellow, of Worksop, Notts.; husband of Eliza Maud Stringfellow, of 27, Colborn St., Wells Rd., Nottingham. Commemerated at Alexandra (Hadra) War Memorial Cemtery, Egypt His younger brother, Bernard, also was killed in France on 21 Oct 1914. Research by Colin Dannatt
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