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Son of William and Elizabeth Swinglehurst; husband of Violet Swinglehurst, of 1, Pym St., Nottingham. Son, Willie. Sister Phoebe, and brothers including Herbert who served in Salonika.
29 May 1918
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Lance Corporal
Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private William Swinglehurst, enlisted in Nottingham he served with the 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment later transferring to the 1st battalion. He landed in France on 31st August 1915. He was captured and died of wounds in German hands on 29th May 1918. He is buried in Vailly British Cemetery, Aisne, France.
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged) 1 February 1919: SWINGLEHURST died of wounds in enemy hands May 29th 1918, Lance Corporal W Swinglehurst, 1st Sherwood Foresters, husband of Violet, 1 Pym Street. Wife and baby Willie. Brother of Phoebe Larke(?), 6 Stanley Street. Sister, brothers, Herbert in Salonika. Nottingham Evening Post 12th February 1919 :- “SWINGLEHURST. – Reported missing, now officially reported died of wounds in enemies' hands May 29th, 1918, Lce.-Cpl. W. Swinglehurst, the beloved husband of Violet, 1 Pym-street. I miss him, and mourn him in silence unseen, and dwell on the happiness that might have been. – Sorrowing wife and baby Willie. “SWINGLEHURST. – Reported missing, now officially reported died of wounds in enemies' hands, May 29th, 1918, Lce.-Cpl. Wm. Swinglehurst (Billie), 1st Sherwood Foresters, the dearly-loved brother of Phoebe Lake, 8 Stanley-street. Peace, perfect peace, with loved ones far away. Sadly missed. – Sisters and brothers (Albert in Salonika).” Above articles are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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