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  • This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian.
Courtesy of Robert Illett
Person Details
Benjamin and Anna Maria Wynn, nee Jesper. Were natives of Staffordshire. It was there that they married in 1878 and soon had 2 children. They moved to Worksop around 1882 where Benjamin took up work in coal mining and lived at 151 Sandy Lane. Albert Wynn was born in 1891 in Worksop him eventually being 1 of 8 children. By 1901 the family were living at 29 Sand Hill Street and had again moved, ten years later, to 4 Back Crown Street in Worksop where Albert was working as a pit pony driver in the local colliery.
12 Jul 1916
25
912283 - CWGC Website
12863
Private
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Albert first served with 9th battalion and saw service on Gallipoli. In November 1915 a fierce storm with gales, rain and snow devastated the battlefront. Many men went down with illness or frostbite. It is possible Albert was one of these men and on recovery was posted to France and the 2nd battalion The obituary of Pte Albert E Wynn Worksop Guardian 4 May 1917 On August 18th 1916 we reported as missing, Pte Albert Wynn, son of Mr and Mrs B Wynn, 4 Back Crown Street, Worksop. Who then had not been heard of from the previous July 12th. Official news has now been received by his parents that he is dead. Pte Wynn, who was popularly known as “Nigger,” and was a splendid type of British soldier – cool, courageous and always good humoured – was among the first lot of Worksop men who answered the late Lord Kitchener’s appeal. Wynn saw service in the Dardanelles and on returning to England he was in hospital in Manchester with frostbite. Recovering, he rejoined his regiment and went to France, where he had been some months. Wynn was 25 years of age and unmarried. Before joining the Army he worked at Manton. His brother, Herbert also enlisted but was discharged. At one time “Nigger” used to play for Worksop Town Football club.
Commemorated on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial. Research by Colin Dannatt and John Morse
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  • This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian.
Courtesy of Robert Illett
    Albert E Wynn - This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. Courtesy of Robert Illett
  • 12863 Private Albert Wynn served with 9th battalion and then 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters.  He was killed in the St Jean area of Ypres and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
    Albert Wynn name on Memorial - 12863 Private Albert Wynn served with 9th battalion and then 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters. He was killed in the St Jean area of Ypres and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse