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Mansfield
He was the son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Doncaster of Grosvenor Road Eastwood Nottinghamshire. They had formerly been licencees of the Sun Inn at Eastwood.that year contacted his family from a German POW camp.
07 Apr 1917
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Lance Corporal
8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He enlisted in Nottingham during February 1916. He was part of a force suppressing the Irish Rebellion and was posted to France a year later. Doncaster was killed after only six weeks at the front.
Two other brothers Harry with the Canadian Engineers and George with the King's Royal Rifle Corps served. His adopted brother George Goring also fought with the KRRC. For two months during 1917 he was missing presumed dead but in July. This man is commemorated in a book of remembrance held by Mansfield District Council.
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  • Letter to Doncaster's family.
    - Letter to Doncaster's family.