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Exning, near Newmarket, Suffolk
The second child of Reuben and Mary Everett, née Sparks, was christened and registered as Vicars John Everett. He was born in Exning, near Newmarket, Suffolk in 1889 and later was referred to as John. Reuben’s working life was as a groom and working in the horse racing stables (no doubt at Newmarket). John had six siblings, Arthur, Agnes, Joseph, William, Reuben and Ellen who were all bought up in Exning. In 1908, their mother, Mary died and two years later on 26th November 1910, Reuben remarried to Emma Swan at Exning. By 1911 John had left the family home and had moved north to work as a groom working in the racing paddocks on the Welbeck estate.
09 Aug 1915
695844 - CWGC Website
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
John Everett enlisted in the Sherwood Foresters at Welbeck. His battalion sailed from Liverpool in early July 1915 for Gallipoli, landing at Suvla Bay 7 August 1915. He was killed in action two days later. His name is engraved on the Helles Memorial.
CWG additional information:- Son of Reuben Everett of 7, Hillside Terrace, Exning, Newmarket. Also named as (Vicars) Jack Everett on the Exning war memorial. Four men who joined the 9th Notts and Derbys from Holbeck and Welbeck Estates fell on the 9th August 1915, John Everett, Cyril Hancock, William Johnson and James Mitchie. Research by Colin Dannatt
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