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Alfred Bexon

Alfred Bexon

Private 16149 - Sherwood Foresters
Notts Derby Regiment 9th Battalion

Enlisted: Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts.

Died of Wounds Flanders 7th June 1918 : Aged 27


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Private 16149 Alfred Bexon deserves additional Huthwaite remembrance leaving a widow and child at their recent marital home.

Alfred Bexon was born Q2 1891 in Countesthorpe, presenting third child parented in Leicestershire by Frederick and Agnes just before relocating family into Derbyshire. Alfred received baptism Jul 1894 at South Normanton. Blackwell census identifies birthplace of subsequent children, entirely listing the 1901 Bexon household headed by Brickyard Labourer Frederick 30, wife Agnes 41, Isaac 18, Agnes 14, George 13, Alfred 9, Ethel 8, James 7, William 5 and Jane 1.

A more precise Hilcote address adjacent the Colliery Institute is more evident from 1911 Blackwell census, closest the B Winning Colliery employing their menfolk. Alfred started work underground as Pit Pony Driver. His 1915 Mansfield registered marriage to Miss Annie Smith might follow February birth of a daughter named Nellie, while year may suggest timely establishing a home in Huthwaite across that neighbouring Nottinghamshire borderline, giving nearer enlisted place at Sutton.

Private 16149 Alfred Bexon was reportedly returned to France following treatment for wounds and gassing, where he was killed and buried following fatal June 1918 wounding aged 27.   GOD'S FINGER TOUCHED HIM AND HE SLEPT   WIFE & DAUGHTER

Notts Free Press - 21st June 1918


  On June 7th, Private Alfred Bexon, of Newlane, Hilcote, Blackwell, succumbed to wound received in action four days previously. Private Bexon was one of four brothers who joined up at the beginning of the war, prior to which he worked at the B Winning Colliery. After being wounded and gassed he returned to France last February. He leaves a widow and one child. Mrs. Bexon has received the following letters:-
  "It is with heartfelt sympathy I write to you in your great and sad loss. It happened on the 3rd instant, about 12 p.m., when your dear husband met his fatal wound by splinter from shell, and he died later at the Casualty Clearing Station several miles behind the lines. The information I have got is that he never suffered from his wound, as I understand he was unconscious until leaving this world for the better world. All of the platoon send their heartfelt sympathy to you, ..."

Alfred Bexon

15 Feb 09     by Gary Elliott       Updated 05 Nov 20