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Alfred was born in 1898 in Basford and was the son of Benjamin a lace stover and Jane Bexon, née Harrold of 36 Vernon Avenue, Old Basford, Nottingham. His father Benjamin was born in 1871 in Basford and his mother Jane Harrold was born in 1876 also in Basford, they were married in Basford in 1894 and went on to have 8 children , sadly 1 died in infancy, all the children were born in Basford and were : Harold b1895, Alfred b1898, Harry b1900, Elizabeth b1902, Frederick b1904, Gladys b1905 and Phyllis b1907. In the 1911 census the family are living at 36 Vernon Road, Basford, Nottingham and are shown as Benjamin 40 yrs a lace stover, he living with his wife Jane 34 yrs and their children , Harold 16 yrs a hosiery labourer , Alfred 12 yrs a drapers errand boy, Harry 11 yrs a scholar, Elizabeth 9 yrs a scholar, Frederick 6 yrs a scholar, Gladys 5yrs and Phyllis 3 yrs.
23 Apr 1918
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36 Vernon Road, Basford, Nottingham
Private
15th Bn The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Private Alfred Bexon, enlisted at Nottingham on 12th August 1916 , he was 18 yrs and 6 months old, he lived at 36 Vernon Ave, Basford, Nottingham, he was a bleacher, his next of kin was his father Benjamin of the same address. The following day he was placed into the reserves . He was mobilised for war on 17th March 1917 and was posted to the training depot. On 2nd April 1918 he was transferred to the 15th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. He joined his battalion in the field on 5th April 1918. He received a gun shot wound to his chest received in action, and on 23rd April 1918 he died from his wounds at No 83 General Hospital at Boulogne, he is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.
In memoriam notice published 23rd April 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “BEXON. – In ever-loving memory of Pte. Alf. Bexon, West Yorks., of 36 Vernon-avenue, died of wounds in Boulogne Hospital April 23rd, 1918. Memory will never fade. – Mother, father, brothers, and sisters, auntie Daisy, uncle Sam, and Arthur.” Above in memoriam is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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