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  • Photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian, courtesy of Robert Illett
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Linton, Heath, Derbyshire
William Tebbett and Mary Elizabeth Pountain married in 1888 Church Greasley, Burton on Trent, Staffs. About a year later they had their first son, John before moving on to Linton, Heath where they had Thomas and William Stretton Tebbett. The family then moved on to Shirebrook where they had their one and only daughter who they named Mary in 1898. The same year, her mother died at the age of 33 and was buried on 17 Sept at Shirebrook. In 1901, William Tebbett senior with John, William and Mary, was lodging with his sister who had married Albert Biggins, at 10 Byron Street, Shirebrook. Thomas was living with his grandparents in Pleasley Shirebrook. 10 years later the Biggins family had moved to Grafton House, Whitwell and as John had married, William and sister Mary were still lodging with them. William Stretton Tebbett later moved to Worksop prior to joining the colours.
11 Aug 1916
24
532432 - CWGC Website
5668
Private
1/6th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Pte William S Tebbitt Worksop Guardian 18 August 1916 Another Worksop man to make the great surrender this week is Pte William Stretton Tebbitt of the *th K.O.Y.L.I. news of whose death was received by his brother, Mr J Tebbitt of * Harrington Street, Worksop, yesterday. The unfortunate tidings were conveyed in a letter from the Colonel Commanding the Battalion, who says it with deep regret that he has to inform him that his brother, Pte W S Tebbitt, was killed in action on August the 11th, and he tenders his deep sympathy at his bereavement. There was however, wrote the Colonel, some consolation in the fact that Pte Tebbitt did his duty as a true British soldier, and died fighting to uphold the honour and glory of the British Empire. Pte Tebbitt, who was 22 years of age, resided with Mrs Lewis, 14 Edward Street, and before enlistment worked at Manton, but had to leave the pit on account of his health. He was then employed as a timekeeper and marker at the new Billiard Hall. He enlisted on April 18th last, and was in training four months, during which time he came home for six days leave. He had only about four weeks fighting before he was killed. It is somewhat remarkable that his brother received a field postcard from him, dated the day he was killed. The family lived in Whitwell before coming to Worksop and the young soldier was well liked by all who knew him, and sympathy is expressed with his relatives.
CWGC - Son of William Tebbett. Commemorated on the Lonsdale Cemetery Authuille, France. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • Photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian, courtesy of Robert Illett
    William Stretton Tebbitt - Photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian, courtesy of Robert Illett
  • Buried in Lonsdale Cemetery
    William Stretton Tebbitt - Buried in Lonsdale Cemetery