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  • Photograph was published on8th March 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post , courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
15 Jun 1871
Nottingham
He was the husband of Nellie Talbot of 8 Wrigley's Terrace St Ann's Well Road Nottingham.
20 Feb 1916
3057053 - CWGC Website
CH/7(S)
Private
Chatham Division Royal Marine Light Infantry
Evacuated UK 2 July 1915 after being wounded. Died of disease and interred Gillingham (Woodland) Cemetery, Kent. Ex-Private Notts & Derby Regt., enlisted 9/9/14 and transferred to RMLI short-service 16/9/14 ; Chatham Bn. MEF 6/2/15-9/5/15. Gunshot wounds left shoulder, side and face, Invalided to UK 2/7/15 ; Chatham Division 22/7/15-20/2/16 DD. Talbot 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).'
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged) 8 March 1916. Pte W TALBOT, RMLI, Wrigley’s Terrace, St Ann’s Well Road, Nottingham, died February 20th of wounds received in Gallipoli.
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  • Photograph was published on8th March 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post , courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Wiliam Talbot - Photograph was published on8th March 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post , courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918