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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian , courtesy of Robert Illett
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
William Jepson and Selina Booth married in 1877 in Worksop. They had 7 children over their married life, William 1879, Lizzie 1881, Joseph 1882, George 1888, Harry 1891, Walter 1893 and Arthur in 1896 all born in Worksop. Over this period they had lived in 54 Abbey Street, 8 Chapel Walk and 181 Norfolk Street. In 1908, William Jepson senior died age 52 leaving Selina a widow. In 1911, the main subject of this text, Walter, was working as a coal miner prior to his joining the Sherwood Foresters.
01 Jul 1916
23
609054 - CWGC Website
15257
Private
C Coy 11th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Pte Walter Jepson Worksop Guardian 8 June 1917 Another Worksop soldier to make the great sacrifice is Pte. Walter Jepson, aged 24, son of Mrs Selena Jepson, of 81, Norfolk Street. Mrs Jepson is an old resident of Worksop and she has the sympathy of her many friends and neighbours in her sorrow. In his younger days Walter Jepson was employed by Mrs H Tomkins, newsagent, Market Place, and in this capacity the poor brave lad will be well remembered by many readers. He enlisted in the Notts. And Derby. Regiment on September 8th, 1914, soon after the war broke out, and consequently he had taken part in much of the fighting. All that is known is that he died on May 17th, from wounds received in action somewhere in France. A younger brother, Pte. Arthur Jepson is in the Yorks and Lancs, and he is in hospital in France suffering from a wound in the jaw. As a boy, Arthur was employed in the printing offices of Sissons and Son. Two others of Mrs Jepson’s son’s are serving their Country. Pte. Wm. Jepson, the eldest, in the Northumberland Fusiliers, and Pte. George Jepson is employed in the cobblers shop attached to the Nott’s and Derby, Regiment. Pte. Walter Jepson was a well behaved lad, and to his mother his death is a very heavy blow.
CWGC - Son of Mrs. Selina Jepson, of 81, Norfolk St., Worksop. Commemorated on the Serre Road Cemetery No. 2, France. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian , courtesy of Robert Illett
    Walter Jepson - Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian , courtesy of Robert Illett
  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Serre Road Cemetery No 2 
Courtesy of Murray Biddle.
    Walter Jepson - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Serre Road Cemetery No 2 Courtesy of Murray Biddle.