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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian, courtesy of Robert Illett
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
William Fores had 10 siblings all born in Worksop. He was also born in Worksop in 1898 to John and Eliza Fores who lived on Gateford Road. William married whilst on leave from the army in 1917 to Elsie I Hall in Worksop and by the end of the year, they had a daughter, Kathleen, who probably was never seen by William.
18 Sep 1918
22
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Sergeant
10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Sergt William Fores Worksop Guardian 11 October 1918 That the gallant Notts and Derbys have once more been in it with all their traditional energy and bravery is fully borne out by the special mention which has been made of the Division. But in the fight against the inhuman Hun, how many brave men have given up their lives and another Notts and Derby man so to die is Sergt William Fores of 14 Devonshire street, Worksop. He was 22 years of age and great sympathy is expressed with his young widow and infant daughter, who with other relatives, mourn his loss. Sergt Fores enlisted shortly after the outbreak of war before which time he worked at Messrs Turner and Sons sand quarry. He first of all saw service in Ireland, and later was drafted to France. He was wounded some time ago and was again on active service with his regiment in June this year. He was killed in action on September 18th. Besides the official intimation, Mrs Fores had received a letter from Sergt Hollis, a comrade of her late husband who says that Srgt Fores was shot in the neck, he (Sergt Hollis), pulled him into a shell hole and did all he could for him, but the injury was mortal and he died within minutes. The deceased was made a Sergeant in France and he well deserved the promotion. He was a brave and gallant man and he will be much missed, not only by his comrades, but by all who knew him in the happy days of peace. His brother, Pte J Fores, is in the same regiment, but up to the time of writing, he does not appear to be aware of his brother’s death, as in his last letter home, he states how he is looking forward to spending Christmas together at Worksop.
commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian, courtesy of Robert Illett
    William Fores - Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian, courtesy of Robert Illett