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Eastwood Nottinghamshire
He was the son of Samuel and Kate Saxton of 54 Church Street Eastwood Nottinghamshire and the husband of K Weston (formerly Saxton) of 1 Ailsa Buildings Kilmarnock Scotland. Two brothers also served - Samuel(a pit engine driver) who was with the Army Service Corps in the UK and J.O. (a joiner in Doncaster) who fought in Egypt.
He worked as a joiner for Barber Walkers.
22 Oct 1917
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2936653 - CWGC Website
213235
Sapper
Royal Engineers
He enlisted in Ilkeston and served with 249th Field Company Royal Engineers. He trained at Blandford and arrived in France 9/4/1917. He was killed by a bomb blast.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Duhallow ADS Cemetery,  Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    John William Saxton - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Duhallow ADS Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle