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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Budby Nottinghamshire
He was the son of Frank and Susan Tarr and was known as 'Joe' in the family. In 1911 he was boarding living at New Cottages Clumber Park Worksop Nottinghamshire with George and Sarah Anderson and Rudolph Schmidt. His effects were sent to Sarah M Tarr of 96 Henley Grove Road Mosborough Rotherham.
Gamekeeper
26 Sep 1916
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235444 - CWGC Website
13328
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
William Tarr enlisted on 25 August 1915 aged 29. He had previously served in Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry for 4 years. Most men who worked on large estates had little choice but to join the Yeomanry. He went to Gallipoli with the 9th Battalion and was wounded on 27 August 1915, being sent to 14th Casualty Clearing Station on 'C' beach Suvla. He returned to the battalion in Egypt and landed in France at the end of June. He was killed in action on 26 September 1916 during the Battle of Thiepval and at first posted as missing. In November 1916 he was listed as killed in action. He was buried or reburied in Regina Trench Cemetery Grandcourt which had been a German earthwork when William was killed. Obituary for Pte John William Tarr Worksop Guardian 8 December 1916 It was with very deep regret that the inhabitants of Clumber Park and Hardwick, heard last week that Pte John William Tarr, of the Sherwood Foresters, was killed in action on September 26th. Pte Tarr, who was 30 years of age, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Tarr, who reside at Budby. “Joe” as he was familiarly called, had lived in Clumber Park for 16 years. For about five years he worked at the kennels, and then joined Mr. Harrington’s staff of keeper’s. He was one of the first of the Clumber boys to join the Colours in August. 1914. After a years training at Belton Camp, he went to Gallipoli and served all through that Campaign. From the East he was ordered direct to France where he fell, gloriously we may believe, in the battle of the Somme. “Joe” Tarr was a good hearted fellow fine shot, keen on games, and generously put his whole heart into everything he undertook. His kind cheery face will be much missed in the Park. To his relatives we extend our most heart felt sympathy.' John Morse
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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    John William Tarr - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
  •  13328 Private William Tarr was killed in action on 26 September 1916 during the Battle of Thiepval. It is probable that his body was found after the Armistice and he is now buried in Regina Trench Cemetery Grandcourt grave IX.F.5, Sincere thanks to Ian Johnson for providing the photo.
    John William Tarr - 13328 Private William Tarr was killed in action on 26 September 1916 during the Battle of Thiepval. It is probable that his body was found after the Armistice and he is now buried in Regina Trench Cemetery Grandcourt grave IX.F.5, Sincere thanks to Ian Johnson for providing the photo.