Corporal 241308 - 2nd/5th Battalion
York and Lancaster Regiment
Killed in Action: Flanders 3rd May 1917 : Aged 26
Arras Memorial - France, Bay 8.
Corporal 241308 William Adlington was born 11 Oct 1890 in Huthwaite. That Hucknall Huthwaite 1891 census firstly identifies 6 month old infant recently adding a second son into parents Sutton Road home. Father George Burton Adlington wed Miss Ada Gelsthorpe December 1888, having themselves both been born in Hucknall Huthwaite, where they would raise 4 children.
Full Sutton Road 1901 Adlington household lists head George B 33, wife Ada 34, Arthur 11, William 10, Florence 8 and Mary 7. Fathers work of Sewing Machine Agent suggests best reason for relocating family into Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Housed 1911 at 15 Carlton Road holding trade position of Manager, also finds son Arthur working as Printer, while William was employed as Colliery Banksman.
Corporal 241308 William Adlington enlisted at Rotherham, joining the York and Lancaster Regiment where their 2/5th Battalion had formed a second line unit from October 1914. They were mobilised to land at Le Havre on 15 January 1917. In Western Front battle fields the rank of Corporal must have been soon after awarded. France and Flanders places Corporal Adlington being killed in action on May 3rd 1917 aged 26.
Immediate family may be discovered offering notification of death reported in the Worksop Guardian. Huthwaite based family origins clearly recognised his loss, because William Adlington is given broader Roll of Honour among both Worksop and Huthwaite, with cemetery plus church War Memorials including Huthwaite Methodist listings.
War Gratuity payments are recorded given his named father George B.