Huthwaite War Memorial Project

BEXON A. 16149

Alfred Bexon

Alfred Bexon

Private 16149 - Sherwood Foresters
Notts Derby Regiment 9th Battalion

Killed in Action Flanders 7th June 1918 : Aged 27


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.

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, ..."

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Written 15 Feb 09 Revised 12 Jul 12 © by Gary Elliott