Private 16149 - Sherwood Foresters
Notts Derby Regiment 9th Battalion
Killed in Action Flanders 7th June 1918 : Aged 27
PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY II. F. 42.
Born at Loughborough; Alfred proves to be a son of Frederick and Agnes Bexon who lived adjacently in B. Winnings, Blackwell, Derbyshire. It seems likely the family, including his four brothers, moved into this area searching for work among the local coal mines. Alfred is reportedly addressed at Hilcote, but a father of one child, he was the husband of Annie Bexon who was registered residing in Huthwaite.
Contributing material from Mrs Lynne Weston
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Fully confirming detailed listing.
Soldiers who died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 ALFRED BEXON, born Loughborough, enlisted Sutton, resides Huthwaite. Private 16149 9th. Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.) Died of wounds, France and Flanders, 7th. June, 1918.
Written 15 Feb 09 Revised 12 Jul 12 © by Gary Elliott