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Lawrence William was born in 1893 in Nottingham and was the son of Annie Wykes née Milner and the late John Collishaw Wykes a cab driver. they lived at 23 Parliament Terrace, Nottingham. His father John Collishaw Wykes was born in 1864 in Nottingham and his mother Annie Milner was born in 1867 in Cawthorn near Barnsley. They were married in Nottingham in 1884 and went on to have 10 children, sadly one died in infancy, their surviving children were all born in Nottingham and were:- Harold b1885, Blanche b1888, Horace Arthur b1890, Lawrence William b1893, Leonard ASHTON B 1895, Gordon Valentine b1898, Daisy Maud b1900, Clarence William b1901 and Gordon Frances b1902. His father John Collishaw Wykes died in Nottingham in 1909 he was 44 yrs of age. In the 1911 census the family are shown living at 23 Parliament Terrace, Nottingham and are shown as Annie Wykes 43 yrs a widow , head of the family and a charwoman she is living with her children Horace Arthur 21 yrs a labourer, Lawrence William 17 yrs a labourer, Leonard Ashton 15 yrs a van boy, Gordon Valentine an errand boy, Daisy Maud 11 yrs , Clarence William 10 yrs and George Francis all schoolboys.
He was employed as a labourer in 1911.
18 Jun 1917
466371 - CWGC Website
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Lawrence William Wykes originally enlisted on 4th September 1914 at Nottingham , he was 21 yrs and 95 days old, he was posted to the 8th battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, however within 34 days on 7th October 1914 he was discharged as unlikely to become an efficient soldier his discharged address being 48 Pym St Anns Well Road, Nottingham. He was called up later in the war and was serving with the 1/7th battalion Sherwood Foresters when he died of wounds at No. 7 Casualty Clearing Station on 18th June 1917. Aged, 24, he is buried in Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery.
His two brothers (Horace) Arthur was killed 1/7/1916 with 8th Bn KOYLI and Gordon Valentine was killed 19/3/1918 with RMLI.
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