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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian.
Courtesy of Robert Illett
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Northampton
Henry George Exton was born in Northampton in 1899, his parents being George and Harriet Exton, nee Snary. The couple had married at Bourn, Lincolnshire in 1895 and by 1903 had completed their family of six, 4 boys and 2 girls. The different birth places of their children are recorded as they travelled around the shires of Rutland Leicester and Northampton and in 1911 were settled at 97 Old Road, Brampton Chesterfield. At this time, Henry was a 12 year old school boy and his father was employed as a traction engine driver in a stone quarry. Sometime later, the family Moved to Worksop, residing at 219 Garden City, Kilton Road, where Henry worked in the local colliery
01 Sep 1918
18
300952 - CWGC Website
42808
Private
2nd Bn Essex Regiment
Pte Henry George Exton Worksop Guardian 20 September 1918 Victorious though our armies be in France, Flanders and elsewhere, the war cloud continues to cast its gloom over our homes and to sadden the hearts of many, as it has done in the case of Pte Henry George Exton, Essex Regiment, third son of Mr and Mrs George Exton of 219 Garden City, Kilton Road, who was killed in action in France on Sept 1st. Mr and Mrs Exton received the official information on Monday morning. Pte Exton, who would have been 19 years of age next month, was a well conducted and a much liked young man. A typical example of British youth, he volunteered to fight for his country before the age of 18, in October 1917 and was sent out to France in April of this year. As a lad, after leaving school, he was employed by Mr J E Parsons, Bridge Street and subsequently Manton Colliery. He has many friends in the town who will learn with deep regret of his death and whose sympathy will be extended to his relatives. Pte Exton’s elder brother, Arthur James Exton, is working on munitions in Sheffield, having been discharged from the Grenadier Guards, through wounds received in action in France. Another brother, Gunner John Tom Exton, is training with the RGA, whilst a sister is employed in munitions work in Coventry.
Commemorated on the Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt, France. Formerly 21278, Leicestershire Regt. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian.
Courtesy of Robert Illett
    Henry George Exton - Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. Courtesy of Robert Illett