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Worksop, Notts
John Carnell and Betsy Foster married at Retford in 1887. In 1891 they were living at their long time address of 56 Cheapside, Worksop, where John became a brewer’s labourer. They first had a daughter, Lilly, followed by James Arthur born in 1895. John and Betsy had 4 more children by 1911, John, Fred, Fanny and Kate. When he was of Working age, James secured a job at nearby Osberton Estate as a blacksmith’s apprentice.
blacksmith
07 Jul 1916
21
1542218 - CWGC Website
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Corporal
10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
James Carnell was attested on 26/8/1914, by 8/1/1915 he was made Acting Corporal and by 27/10/1915 he was promoted to full paid Corporal. He went to France 30th March 1916 Corpl J A Carnell Worksop Guardian 25 August 1916 In our last issue, August 4th, we reported that James Arthur Carnell of the 10th Sherwood Foresters, son of Mr and Mrs J Carnall, 56 Cheapside, Worksop, was missing, the War Office reporting that nothing had been seen of him since July 7th. It was hoped that he was a prisoner of war, but news has now been received, that he was killed in action, the date and place not being stated. Some information is forthcoming, however, in a letter which his parents have received from Lieut. J Tucker, the Officer Commanding. Corpl Carnell’s platoon, in which he pays a splendid tribute to the bravery and conduct of the young soldier. “On July 3rd,” he writes, “he (Carnell) was again to the front. A successful charge was made, resulting in the capture of 800 prisoners by this Battalion. I always found Corpl Carnell one of the best and most efficient NCO’s in the Company, and it is with great regret that I think of his loss, and can feel for you deeply in this sorrow. Before joining the Army, Corpl Carnell was second blacksmith at Osberton, He was 22 years of age. His brother, Pte John F Carnell, is in the 5th Machine Gun Section and is in France. The family are held in great respect and have the sympathy of neighbours and friends and the townspeople generally, in their bereavement.
CWG additional information:- Son of Mrs Betsy Carnell, 56 Cheapside, Worksop, Notts. Commemorated on the Theipval Memorial James’ younger brother, John Carnell, was also killed whilst serving in France on 21st March 1918. Research by Colin Dannatt
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