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  • John William Baines of the Sherwood Rangers 
Courtesy of the Worksop Borough Roll of Honour.
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
John & Phoebe Baines nee Dewsnap were married in 1898 in Worksop and was living at 41 Marecroft, Worksop when they had their first son, John William, in 1898. Their second son was born around 1900, who they called Albert. In 1911 John and Albert were registered in the census as boarders and their mother, as house keeper to Thomas Makin at 28 Gladstone Street. Also registered as a boarder, was the brother of Phoebe, Herbert Dewsnap. John William had been put to work as a 13 year old errand boy.
Worked at Steetley Colliery
03 Nov 1917
19
1644293 - CWGC Website
276009
Private
Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers)
Pte. J. W. Baines Worksop Guardian 23 November 1917 On Friday, Mrs. Phoebe Baines, of 28, Gladstone Street, Worksop, received news that her son, Pte. John William Baines, of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, had died on November 3rd from wounds received whilst taking part in the fighting with the Egyptian Expeditionary Forces in Palestine. On Tuesday Mrs. Baines received a letter, dated October 23rd, from her son, in which he stated that he was quite well. Aged 19, last January, Pte. Baines joined H. M. Forces on July 19th, 1915, prior to which time he worked under the Shireoaks Colliery Co. at Steetley Colliery. He had previously been employed by Mr. A. H. Hewitt, of Ryton Street. He was sent to Salonika in April, 1916, and was drafted to Palestine in July this year. A good sportsman, he played for the Speedwell Football Club and just before enlisting he was a member of the Worksop Rangers. He was a well known and highly respected lad. His mother, who is an old Worksopian, had a brother, Pte. Ernest Dewsnap, killed in action in July, 1915. Much sympathy is expressed with her in her present loss. Memorial Service recorded in the Worksop Guardian 30th November 1917.
Commemorated on the Jerusalem Memorial Appears to have been originally buried in Beersheba Cemetery but his grave was subsequently lost
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  • John William Baines of the Sherwood Rangers 
Courtesy of the Worksop Borough Roll of Honour.
    John William Baines - John William Baines of the Sherwood Rangers Courtesy of the Worksop Borough Roll of Honour.