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23 Nov 1881
William was born on 23rd November 1881 in Bulwell and was the son of Daniel a green grocer and Mary Ann Pinkett née Bainbridge they lived at 175 Quarry Road Bulwell Nottingham. His father was born in 1852 in Bulwell and his mother Mary Ann was born in 1857 also in Bulwell. They married in 1874 in Bulwell and went on to have 7 children, three of whom died in infancy prior to 1911, the surviving children were Clara b1875 , William b1882, Henry b1889 and Annie b1892, all the children were born in Bulwell. In the 1901 census the family are living at 175 Quarry Road, Bulwell and are shown as Daniel 49 yrs a green grocer, he is living with his wife Mary Ann 44yrs and their children , William 19 yrs , Henry 12 yrs and Annie 9 yrs. In 1903 William's father Daniel dies in Nottingham aged 51 yrs William emigrated to Canada, he travelled via the port of Liverpool on the steamship 'Hesperian' bound for Halifax Canada, setting sail on 9th December 1910. He is shown as being a labourer on the ships passenger list. By the 1911 census the family are living at 11 Mersey Street, Bulwell , and are shown as Mary Ann 54 yrs a widow , she is living with her children Henry 22 yrs a stone mason, Annie 19 yrs a dressmaker, Loiusa Jane 27 yrs daughter in law a dressmaker and Sarah Bainbridge her mother 76 yrs.
09 Sep 1916
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8th Bn Canadian Infantry
William enlisted whilst living in Canada and he served with the 8th battalion Manitoba Regiment, Canadian Infantry He died of wounds on 9th September 1916 and is buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France
In memoriam published 8th September 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “PINKETT. – In loving memory of William Pinkett, Canadians, killed in action in France September 9th, 1916 (late of Bulwell). – Mother, sisters, and brothers (in Mesopotamia).” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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