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  •  This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. Courtesy of Robert Illett
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
Albert Pettinger was born to Francis and Clara Anna Pettinger in 1893 in Worksop. The couple produced 11 children with only 7 surviving into adulthood. They lived at 72 John Street, Worksop. When Albert was 17 he joined the Notts and Derby Territorials whist working as a quarryman. He married Minnie Mumby in Worksop in 1912 and had 2 children, Albert 1912 and Minnie in 1914.
14 Oct 1915
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Private
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Pte. Alf Pettinger Worksop Guardian 29 October 1915 At the call of King and country, the young men of the northern end of the town – particularly in the Trent Street district – nobly answered the appeal. Shoulder to shoulder, man to man, they have fought side by side to maintain the principles of freedom and honour. But alas, the price of victory is very great, and this week it is our duty – a duty mingle with pride and yet with sorrow – to chronicle the death of another Worksop lad who had fought the “good fight”. It is Pte. Alf Pettinger of the 8th Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Territorials), son of Mr and Mrs Francis Pettinger, of John Street, Worksop and husband of Mrs Pettinger, 5 Trent Street, Worksop. We have been in receipt of the distressing news for some days , but although not doubting its accuracy, declined to publish it until the arrival of more details, in the hope that the information was incorrect. Such intelligence has now been furnished and the relatives of the gallant soldier fear the worst has happened – that he has filled a soldier’s grave in Flanders. Pte Pettinger was a ‘batman’ to Sert-Major Tom Powell of Eastgate, Worksop, who after a short leave from the trenches returned on Monday. He gave details of Alfred’s death to the relatives. Poor Alf was killed in a bayonet charge. Corroborative evidence has been given by a couple of Worksop soldiers. Pte Pettinger, who had been at the front for over nine months recently, spent a few days at home. The news of his death will be the means of many expressions of heartfelt sympathy with the relatives in this their hour of trial – all the more sincere, inasmuch as he leaves a widow and two young children.
CWG additional information:- Son of Mrs. Pettinger, of 72, John St., Worksop; husband of Mrs. M. Pettinger, of 238, Gateford Rd., Worksop, Notts Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  •  This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. Courtesy of Robert Illett
    Albert Pettinger - This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. Courtesy of Robert Illett