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Private J Herrett


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Private John HERRETT, G/19516, 7th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 2nd August 1917,  age 20.

Born Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, son of Joseph & Annie Herrett, of 17, Bramcote Street, Old Radford, Nottingham.


1911 Census - 79 Mitchell Street, Nottingham - Joseph Herrett, head, age 49, married, timber yard labourer, timber merchants, born Nottingham; Anne Herrett, wife, age 50, married 29 years, 10 children, all still alive, hosiery winder, worker, L?A?Morlys?, born Nottingham; Elizabeth Ann Herrett, daughter, age 28, single, worker, born Nottingham; Mabel Herrett, daughter, age 23, single, lace winder, Peach? & Co, worker, born Nottingham; Flora Herrett, daughter, age 20, single, cotton clearer, Dobsons, worker, born Nottingham; Emma Herrett, daughter, age 18, single, tobacco hand, Player & Son, worker, born Nottingham; Maud Herrett, daughter, age 16, single, lace hand, Donald? & Co, worker, born Nottingham; John Herrett, son, age 14, office boy, J?M?Hall?, worker, born Nottingham; Joseph Herrett, son, age 12, school boy, born Nottingham; Annie Herrett, daughter, age 5, school, born Nottingham.


Enlisted Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, age 18 years & 11 months, height 5ft 4⅜ inches, weight 125lbs. Resided 17, Bramcote Street, Old Radford, Nottingham / c/o Mr J Spooner, Barton Crossing House, Attenboro. Formerly porter railway.

Separation Allowance 3/8 a week, Allotment of Pay 3/6 a week.

Home 19th November 1915 to 25th June 1917; BEF 26th June 1917 to 2nd August 1917.

19th November 1915, enlisted; 20th November 1915, to Army Reserve; 31st March 1917, mobilized Ilkeston,& posted Depot, Sherwood Foresters, Service No.83041; 4th April 1917, posted 4th Battalion, Sherwood Forsesters; 26th June 1917, posted BEF & 10th Battalion,  Sherwood Foresters; 27th June 1917, Folkestone, embarked; 27th June 1917, Boulogne, disembarked; 21st July 1917, 14 Infantry Base Depot, transferred to 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

8th October 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Joseph Herrett, 17, Bramcote Street, Nottingham; Mother, Annie Herrett, 17, Bramcote Street, Nottingham; Brother, Joseph Herrett, age 20, 17, Bramcote Street, Nottingham; Sisters - Florence Herrett, age 29, 17, Bramcote Street, Nottingham; Annie Herrett, age 14, 17, Bramcote Street, Nottingham.

Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 45 and 47., Belgium.


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