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  • Photograph was published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 28th March 1917, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914 - 1918
Person Details
Radford Nottingham
He was born about 1893/1894, the fourth son and sixth child of William and Eliza Ann Gill and the brother of William, Florence, Ronald George, Jesse, Mabel and Robert Gill. In 1901 they lived at 7 Thackeray's Yard, Radford. In 1911 the family was at 32 Auckland Street, Radford; only five of the seven children were in the household, Ronald George (23), Jesse (21), Mabel (19), Walter (17) and Robert (11). There was also an elderly boarder, William Timson (90), living with them. Their mother, Eliza (46), who was previously a laundress, was employed in 'home work' and was the head of the household although married, not widowed. The notice in the local paper of Walter's death in 1917 gives the name of his mother but not his father, so it is possible that his parents had separated by the time of the 1911 census.
In 1911 he was a bobbin carrier.
25 Feb 1917
24
616484 - CWGC Website
31352
He enlisted in Nottingham, residence New Radford.
Private
15th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He is buried in Fouquecourt British Cemetery (Grave Reference: I. D. 3.)
Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged) 12 March 1917: ‘Gill. Killed in action February 24th (sic) 1917, Private Walter Gill, Sherwood Foresters aged 24, son of Eliza Gill. Mother, sisters Florence and Mabel and brother Bob.’ Research by Rachel Farrand
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  • Photograph was published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 28th March 1917, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914 - 1918
    Walter Gill - Photograph was published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 28th March 1917, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914 - 1918