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John Meakin was born in 1899 in Basford and was the son of George Samuel a hosiery trimmer and Sarah Lizzie Meakin of 53, Bailey St., Old Basford, Notts. His father George Samuel was born in 1876 in Basford and his mother Sarah Lizzie was born in 1878 in Kirkby, they were married in 1899 their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District, they went on to have 4 children, sadly one was to die in infancy their surviving children were all born in the Basford area and were John b1899, George b1904 and Francis Roy b1909. In the 1911 census the family are living at 53 Bailey Street, Old Basford, Nottingham and are shown as George Samuel 35 yrs a hosiery trimmer in a bleachworks, he is living with his wife Sarah Lizzie 33 yrs and their children John 11 yrs a scholar, George 7 yrs a scholar and Francis Roy 2 yrs, also living with them at the address is John Meakin 60 yrs an invalided father .
07 Apr 1918
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23rd Sqdn Royal Air Force
Sergeant John Meakin served in 23rd Squadron Royal Air Force he died on 7th April 1918 and is buried in Namps-Au-Val British Cemetery, Somme, France grave reference I.J.15
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