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Hyson Green
Amos was born in 1899 in Hyson Green and was the son of Harry a carpenter and Edith Sadler née Piggott, of 39 Thurman Street, Hyson Green, Nottingham. His father Harry was born in 1869 in Basford and his mother Edith Langley Piggott was born in 1871 in Lynn, Norfolk. The 1911 census stated they had been married for 15 yrs (c1896), however it has not been able to discover their marriage details. They had four children all of whom were born in Hyson Green, Harold b1897, Amos 1899, Ethel b1902 and Lucy b1905. In the 1911 census the family are living at 39 Thurman Street, Hyson Green, and are shown as Harry Sadler 42 yrs head of the family a carpenter who is living with his wife Edith and their children Harold 14 years a wicker worker, Amos 12 years a scholar, Ethel 9 years a scholar and Lucy 6 years a scholar.
15 Nov 1918
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Private
Army Cyclist Corps
Pte Amos Sadler attested at Nottingham on 8th January 1916. He gave his age 17 years and 340 days, his address was 39 Thurman Street, Hyson Green, Nottingham, his occupation was that of a clerk and his next of kin was his mother Edith of the same address. He was posted to the 2/1st battalion Nottinghamshire Yeomanry and on 9th January 1916 he was posted to the reserves. On 17th March 1917 he was mobilised and began his training. On 28th March 1918 he was embarked at Southampton, disembarking the following day 29th at Le Harve, and joined the British Expeditionary Force. On 3rd April 1918 he was transferred to the Army Cyclist Corps. At approx. 20.00 hrs on 14th November 1918, he was found in his billet (C Company); he was lying on a mattress with a bullet wound to his abdomen. He was found by his comrades Pte Ward and Pte Dobson. Pte 22608 Dobson stated Sadler had said when he was found, 'I have shot myself, I am a silly fool', a rifle containing an empty cartridge round was found in an upstairs billet. Pte Dobson also stated in a written statement that Sadler had been moody of late and had not mixed with his comrades and complained of problems with his 'piles'. Pte Sadler died the following morning at 0945hrs (15th November 1918). No court of enquiry was held and a report was submitted stating that he had an accidental rifle discharge causing self inflicted injuries from which he later died. He is buried in Y Farm Military Cemetery, Bois-Grenier.
Obituary published in the Nottingham Evening Post November 1918:- 'SADLER–Accidentally killed, November 15th, Pte. A. Sadler, C.C. A loving son, a brother kind, beautiful memories left behind. – From sorrowing mother, father, sisters, and brother Harold (in France), and sweetheart Florrie.' Above obituary courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918. Nottingham Evening Post Tuesday 26 November 1918: ‘Sadler. Accidentally killed, November 15th, Pte Amos Sadler CC. One of the best. From his loving cousin, Millie.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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