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07 Aug 1882
Radford Nottingham
He was the husband of Hannah Dring. In 1911 they lived at 324 Denman Street and Hannah later moved to 60A St Peter's Street (both Radford Nottingham).
He was a miner (road repairer underground).
23 Aug 1915
3033534 - CWGC Website
Royal Marine Light Infantry
Private John Dring, R.M.L.I., Portsmouth Battalion, Royal Naval Division, previously serving with the Sherwood Foresters died on 23rd August 1915 aboard the hospital ship 'Gascon' from wounds received on 19th August. He was buried at sea, he is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
Dring was one of 'Kitchener's Marines' who were transferred from the Sherwood Foresters to the RMLI. Des Turner notes '600 RMLI transfers came from 2 regiments - 200 from the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI) and 400 from the Sherwood Foresters. They were predominantly ex-miners and labourers, fit men wanted for their ability to dig trenches and tunnels. The 200 KOYLI recruits were transferred to Plymouth Division RMLI and were given service numbers PLY/1(S) to PLY200(S). This was also the case for the Sherwood Foresters 200 who were dispatched to Portsmouth where already 30 men were recruited and so they became PO/31(S) to PO/230(S). 200 remaining Foresters went to Chatham and were numbered CH/1 to CH/200(S). 'Obituaries give rank of lance corporal, CWGC record as 'private'. Nottingham Post obituary (abridged), 5 September 1915: 'Dring. Wounded August 19th died August 23rd, Lance Corporal John Dring, Royal Marines, late 2nd Sherwood Foresters, aged 43 years. Husband of Hannah Dring of 60A St Peter Street, Radford, wife and mother.' Nottingham Post obituary (abridged), 29 September 1915: 'Lance Corporal J Dring, 60A St Peter’s Street, Nottingham, died of wounds 23 August.'
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