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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of Alfred Bircumshaw at Eastwood Cemetery. 
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
Person Details
Eastwood Nottinghamshire
He was the son of Alfred Bircumshaw and the husband of M E Leigh (formerly Bircumshaw) of 7 Greenhills Road Eastwood Nottinghamshire.
He worked as a miner at Moorgreen Colliery.
27 Feb 1920
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2749967 - CWGC Website
28312
Private
10th Bn East Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of York's Own)
On 5/3/1920 the Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser carried this obituary. Hero's Death in Hospital - The death occurred on Friday last at Ellerslie House, Gregory Boulevard Nottingham (the Duchess of Portland's Home for Paralysed Soldiers) of Private Alfred Bircumshaw, 7 Greenhills Road Eastwood. Deceased had served in the Territorial Force and was working at Moorgreen Colliery when war broke out in August 1914 and immediately joined the army. He served for a long period in France with the 10th East Yorkshire Regiment and was severely wounded in the back and right leg in the summer of 1918. He was first treated in hospital at the base where for a fortnight his life was despaired of but he recovered sufficiently to be transferred to hospital at Manchester and subsequently to Nottingham where he passed away as stated. His body was brought to Eastwood for burial on Saturday night and the interment took place in the cemetery on Tuesday. The Rev T Johns Martin conducted the ceremony which was attended by the Matron, the Sister and a close companion from the Home who brought two beautiful wreaths and a cross from the Hospital Committee, Nursing Staff and patients. Four ex-servicemen, all of whom were companions of deceased in their younger days, acted as bearers. Deceased who was 30 years of age, leaves a widow and two little girls. The widow desires to gratefully acknowledge the great kindness shown to her husband by the Staff whilst under treatment at Ellerslie House. (All capitals as in original)
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of Alfred Bircumshaw at Eastwood Cemetery. 
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
    Alfred Bircumshaw - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of Alfred Bircumshaw at Eastwood Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings