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Adlington, William

Adlington, William

Male 1890 - 1917  (26 years)

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  • Name Adlington, William 
    Born 11 Oct 1890  Sutton in Ashfield Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 May 1917  Arras France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1156  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2005 

    Father Adlington, George Burton,   b. 11 May 1867, Sutton in Ashfield Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1942  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Gelsthorpe, Adah,   b. Abt 1867, Hucknall under Huthwaite Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1945(?) 
    Married Dec 1888  Mansfield Notts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    George Burton Adlington and Family
    George Burton Adlington and Family
    George Adlington and Family
    George Adlington and Family
    Family ID F343  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    Rin 1156 WILLIAM_ADLINGTON
     William Adlington
    William Adlington
    William Adlington
    William Adlington

  • Notes 
    • Corporal William Adlington 241308
      2nd /5th York and Lancaster Regiment
      Died 3rd May1917
      Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais France Bay 8
      Aged 26 Son of George Burton Adlington and Adah Adlington, of 15 Carlton Rd., Worksop Notts

      We have no photograph of William although one may be held by other members of the family who are or were more closely related (Photo now obtained and added)
      There is however a letter in existence which he wrote to his sister. In this he attempts to reconcile his Christian beliefs with his role as a soldier killing others in the defence of his country She may well have preferred a less serious subject but was sufficiently impressed to keep the letter because of the important sentiments he expressed

      The Arras memorial commemorates almost 35,000 casualties of the British New Zealand and South African Forces who died between Spring 1916 and 7th August 1918 with the exception of casualties of the Battle of Cambrai in 1917, and who have no known grave