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  • Courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire
Herbert was born in 1896 in Hucknall Torkard and was the son of Joseph a road repairer in a coal mine and Mary Jane Griffiths née Brown, they lived at 46 Portland Road Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire. His father Joseph was born in Wellington, Shropshire and his mother Mary Jane Brown was born in 1863 in Ketley, Shropshire. They were married at St Mary's Church Ketley, Shropshire on 29th May 1882. They went on to have 10 children in total, however sadly 5 of their children died in infancy prior to 1911, their surviving children were : - Florence b1884 Wellington, Shropshire Mary Jane b1890 Herbert b1896, Ernest b1897, Lily b1899, all the later children were born in Hucknall Torkard. Between the birth of their first child Florence in 1884 at Wellington and Mary Jane 1890 at Hucknall the family moved into the local area , in the 1891 census they are living at 16 Portland Road, Hucknall and by the following census in 1901 were living at 46 Taylors Buildings, Hucknall In the 1911 census the family are living at 46 Portland Road, Hucknall and are shown as : - Joseph 50 yrs , head of his family and working as a road repairer in a coal mine, he is living with his wife Mary Jane 48 yrs and their children , Mary Jabe 21 yrs a stripper in a cigar factory, Herbert 15 yrs a pit bank coal sorter, Ernest 14 yrs working on the coal bank, and Lilly 12 yrs a scholar.
He worked on the pit bank as a coal sorter.
05 Oct 1916
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Acting Corporal
17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Herbert enlisted in Hucknall, he landed in France on 27th December 1914. Posted to 1st Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, he was wounded at Aubers Ridge on 9th May 1915. After recovering from his wound, he was transferred to the 9th Battalion, serving with them at Gallipoli where he, along with so many others, fell ill. As an acting corporal he was transferred to 17th Battalion (Welbeck Rangers) and was killed when he kicked a dud shell on 5th October 1916. Having no known grave, Bert Griffiths is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Above courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages , Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914- 1918
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  • Courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Herbert Griffiths - Courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918