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Private J T Morley


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Private John Thomas MORLEY, G/19434, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, on or since, 12th October 1917.

Born Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, son of Eli & Mary Morley, 39 Vernon Avenue, Basford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.


1911 Census - 39 Vernon Avenue, Basford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire - Eli Morley, head, age 56, married, stoker at bleachyard, worker, born Basford, Nottingham; Mary Morley, wife, age 53, married 32 years, 9 children, 8 still alive, born Basford, Nottingham; John Morley, son, age 27, single, webbing hand hosiery, finishing co, worker, born Basford, Nottingham; Eli Morley, son, age 24, single, coal miner, loader, worker, born Basford, Nottingham; George Morley, son, age 21, single, labourer lace dressing room, worker, born Basford, Nottingham; Edward Morley, son, age 19, single, trimmers legger,  hosiery, finishing co, worker, born Basford, Nottingham; Ethel Morley, daughter, age 16, single, lace drawer, factory, worker, born Basford, Nottingham; James Morley, son, age 13, school, born Basford, Nottingham; Polly Robinson, grandaughter, age 8, school,  born Basford, Nottingham.


Enlisted Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, age 32 years & 143 days, height 5ft 5⅛ inches, weight 131lbs, scar back of neck. Resided 39 Vernon Avenue, Basford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire / 14 Browns Croft, Old Basford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. Formerly hosiery webbing trimmer.

Home, 9th December 1915 to 20th July 1917; BEF, 21st July 1917 to 12th October 1917.

 9th December 1915, enlisted; 10th December 1915, to Army Reserve;

25th November 1916, Nottingham Registry Office, married Jane Bexon, spinster, 14 Browns Croft, Old Basford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.

Child - James Arthur Morley, born 3rd March 1917, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.

3rd April 1917, mobilized; 5th April 1917, posted 3rd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, Service No.83293; 26th June 1917, posted 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters; 21st July 1917, posted BEF; 21st July 1917, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st July 1917, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th October 1917, posted missing.

16th June 1918, date when Separation Allowance of 19/6 a week will cease.

17th June 1918, pension of 20/5 a week awarded to widow & one child.

Buried at Poelcapelle British Cemetery, XLIV. C. 8., Belgium. Commemorated Basford Social Club & Nottingham (Old Basford) - St Aiden's Church.


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