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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 17th November 1914. Courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire
He was the son of Henry and Emma Bywater of Nottingham. He was the husband of Mary Adelaide Bywater.
1901 census - Coal Miner below ground 1911 census - Regular Soldier, India
17 Nov 1914
30
281556 - CWGC Website
9952
Private
1st Bn South Staffordshire Regiment
Henry Bywater was a regular soldier and with the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters. On the outbreak of war, the battalion was based in India. Preparations were made to return to England and on 4 September, the battalion sailed on the Thongwa which was not a speedy vessel and it was a month later when they reached Plymouth. They moved to a camp at Hursley Park and prepared for war. The battalion disembarked in Le Havre on 4th November 1914 and moved towards the front line. Elements of the battalion moved into the front line on 15th and two days later three men were killed and Henry was one of these men. He was buried in a cemetery just behind the front line, shoulder to shoulder with his Pal, W Rhodes. They are buried in Rue-Du-Bacquerot No1 Cemetery Laventie, grave I.D.8. John Morse
Pte. Henry Bywater, 1st Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, was killed in action on 17th November 1914 when the barn he was billeted in was struck by German shellfire. He is buried in Rue-du-Bacquerot No. 1 Military Cemetery, Laventie. In memoriam published on 17th November 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “BYWATER. – In loving memory of Pte. Harry Bywater, 1st Sherwoods, killed in action, Nov 17th, 1914. Deeply mourned by his mother and sister Florrie.” Above are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 17th November 1914. Courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Henry Bywater - Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 17th November 1914. Courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918