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  • This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian,
Courtesy of Robert Illett
Person Details
Great Ponton, Lincolnshire
Joe Henry Jordan and Ruth Pullin married at Great Ponton, Lincs. In 1901 Joe was working as a railway platelayer and resident in Great Ponton where their first three children were born, Arthur Henry in 1895, Evelyn in 1899 and Laura in 1901. They had 3 more children before arriving in Worksop around 1908/9, they were , Horace in 1903, Alfred 1905 and Lilian in 1907. The family took up residence at 10 Aldred Street where Joe began working as a miner and Arthur Jordan was a pit pony driver at age 16. It was here in 1910 that their last child, Ivy, was born. Joe died in an accident a few years later (1914) age 42, just after Alfred had enlisted.
14 Apr 1916
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259024 - CWGC Website
15010
Private
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Pte Arthur Jordan Worksop Guardian 28 April 1916 Another Worksop soldier has made the supreme sacrifice in the person of Pte Arthur Jordan 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters, son of the late Mr Joseph Henry Jordan and Mrs Jordan, 126 Potter St, Worksop, formally of 10 Aldred St Worksop. It will be remembered that deceased Father met with a fatal cycle accident some time ago. The deceased was killed in France on April 11th. As Platoon Orderly he was detailed to take a message and on the return journey stopped to speak to several of his colleagues. Just at that unexpected moment the German’s sent a grenade which struck the parapet of the trench and exploded, killed Jordan and a comrade and wounded others. The men of his Battalion and several Companies had a very high regard for him, and in a letter to Pte Jordan’s Mother “ he died a noble death “ He was a smart steady, well conducted young man, and in his native town he enjoyed much popularity. For some time he was employed by the Worksop Cooperative Society but prior to enlisting worked at Langwith Colliery. He enlisted at the Worksop Town Hall on the September 7th 1914 five weeks prior to his father’s death. He went to France May 22nd 1915 where he spent his 21st Birthday in the trenches. It was 10.30 when Pte A Jordan met his death on the 14th April. His belongings will be sent to his mother as soon as possible. Our trenches are about – yards away from the at that time. We had a few casualties whilst in the trenches, but you may bet for every grenade they sent our brave lads despatched ours, so they must have suffered as much as we have. It is practically sad for Mrs Jordan who is a widow, and now left with six young children. (Photo included in original publication)
CWG additional information:- Son of Mrs R Jordan Buried in Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery extension. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian,
Courtesy of Robert Illett
    Arthur Jordan - This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian, Courtesy of Robert Illett
  • Buried in Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension.
    Arthur Jordan - Buried in Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension.