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  • Family headstone, Church (Rock) Cemetery, Mansfield Road, Nottingham.  Photograph Rachel Farrand
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Nottingham
He was the eldest son of Samuel and Flora Mantle and grandson of Alonzo and Susannah Williams. At the time of the 1901 census, Samuel and Flora were living at 10 Chancery Place, Broad Marsh. Samuel (23) was a baker/carter. He and Flora had three children, Alonzo (4, b. 1897), Grace (3) and Flora Annie (1). By the time of the 1911 census Flora was living at 61 Lower Eldon Street, Sneinton, and described as the head of the household. She had six children: Alonzo (14), Grace (13), Florence [Flora Annie] (11), Susannah (9), Frederick (6) and Leonard (1). Grace married William Allen in March 1918; her address was given as 6 Knotted Alley and her father's occupation recorded as 'soldier'.
Member of 2nd Nottingham Company Boys' Brigade (Dakeyne Street Lads' Club). Occupation on 1911 census: wood sawyer
23 Jul 1916
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Sergeant
15th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
'C' Coy, 15th Bn SF. 15th Battalion was originally a 'Bantam' Battalion. Qualified for the British War Medal, Victory Medal. Buried Abbeville Communal Cemetery (grave ref VI. A. 9)
Variant spellings of first name: Alonzo, Alonso, Olanzo In November 1916 Alonzo Williams purchased a family grave in Nottingham Church Cemetery, 'adjoining St Peter's Walk being the second space in front of grave No. 9496.' The inscription on the headstone reads: 'In sacred memory of Sergt. Alonzo Frederick Mantle, 15th Batt S.F. (Bantams), the dearly loved grandson of Alonzo and Susannah Williams, who died of wounds at Abbeville, France, July 23rd 1916, aged 19 years. Interred at Abbeville Communal Cemetery, France. Too far away thy grave to see, but not too far to think of thee.' Alonzo Williams died on 20 October 1917 and was buried in the family grave. Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged) 31 July 1916. MANTLE died of wounds July 24th, Sergeant Alonso F Mantle, Sherwood Foresters, 8 Rathbone Place, Middle Hill, age 19. Mother, sisters, brothers, grandparents In memoriam published 23rd July 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “MANTLE. – In sweet and sacred memory of my beloved son, Sergt. Alonzo F. Mantle (Lon), Sherwood Foresters, who died of wounds July 23rd, 1916, aged 19. As long as life and memory lasts, I will remember thee. – From his loving mother and little brothers Fred and Len. “MANTLE. – In loving memory of our dear brother, Sergt. A. F. Mantle, died of wounds July 23rd, 1916, aged 19 years. – Dearly loved and sadly missed by his sisters France, Florrie, and Susie. “MANTLE. – In loving memory of our dear grandson, Sergt. Alonzo Frederick Mantle, Sherwood Foresters, died of wounds July 23rd, 1916, aged 19 years. Sleep on dear one in a hero's grave, a grave we may never see, but as long as life and memory last, we will love and remember thee. – Sorrowing grandad and grandmam Williams.” In memoriam published 23rd July 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “MANTLE. – In sweet and sacred memory of my beloved son, Sergt. Alonzo F. Mantle (Lon), Sherwood Foresters, who died of wounds July 23rd, 1916, aged 19. As long as life and memory lasts, I will remember thee. – From his loving mother and little brothers Fred and Len. “MANTLE. – In loving memory of our dear brother, Sergt. A. F. Mantle, died of wounds July 23rd, 1916, aged 19 years. – Dearly loved and sadly missed by his sisters Grace, Florrie, and Susie. “MANTLE. – In loving memory of our dear grandson, Sergt. Alonzo Frederick Mantle, Sherwood Foresters, died of wounds July 23rd, 1916, aged 19 years. Sleep on dear one in a hero's grave, a grave we may never see, but as long as life and memory last, we will love and remember thee. – Sorrowing grandad and grandmam Williams.” Above in memoriam are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Family headstone, Church (Rock) Cemetery, Mansfield Road, Nottingham.  Photograph Rachel Farrand
    Alonzo Frederick Mantle - Family headstone, Church (Rock) Cemetery, Mansfield Road, Nottingham. Photograph Rachel Farrand
  • Family headstone Church (Rock) Cemetery, Mansfield Road, Nottingham. Photograph Rachel Farrand
    Alonzo Frederick Mantle - Family headstone Church (Rock) Cemetery, Mansfield Road, Nottingham. Photograph Rachel Farrand
  • Photograph was published 11th August 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Alonzo Frederick Mantle - Photograph was published 11th August 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918