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Tibshelf, Derbyshire.
Parents: Alfred George and Sarah Wooolgar of Muschamp Villas, Warsop.
15 Jun 1918
23
2750776 - CWGC Website
TR/5/186599
Lance Corporal
Training Reserve
Lance Corporal John William Woolgar, Machine Gun Corps, formerly 116th Training Reserve Battalion, died of pneumonia at Clipstone Camp on 15th June 1918. He is buried in Warsop Urban District Council Cemetery.
Article published 21st June 1918 in the Mansfield Reporter and Sutton Times :- “MILITARY FUNERAL. — On Wednesday afternoon, [19th June 1918] the funeral of Pte. John Wm. Woolgar, of the Machine Gun Corps, son of Mr. and Mrs. Woolgar, of Muschamp Villas, Warsop, took place in the presence of a large concourse of sympathisers, in the cemetery. The deceased soldier had only been in training some few weeks, and contracted a cold, pneumonia supervened, and he died at the hospital, Clipstone Camp, on Saturday last. [15th June 1918] He was 23 years of age. A number of his comrades attended the obsequies, and the coffin borne on a gun carriage, was covered with the Union Jack. A firing party from Clipstone Camp fired three volleys over the grave, and the "Last Post" was sounded. The clergy officiating were the Rector (the Rev. R. J. King) and the Rev. L. W. Cox. There were many beautiful wreaths and floral emblems.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grudy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Warsop Cemetery, locate next to pedestrian entrance.
    J Woolgar - Warsop Cemetery, locate next to pedestrian entrance.