John William Pendleton
Driver T4/062258 - Army Service Corps
Base H.T. Depot (Salonika)
Enlisted: Mansfield, Notts. 1915
Died at Sea : 2nd June 1917 : Aged 24
Chatby Memorial - Alexandria, Egypt
Driver T4/062258 John William Pendleton was born Q2 1893 in Derby. Parents Morton marriage 21st January 1889 between Joiner Mr William Beastale Pendleton from Tibshelf and Miss Elizabeth Linacre from Clay Cross provided a 20 Castle Street family home for most children. Losing two youngest infants may predate relocation to Huthwaite. Heading that fullest household 1911 addressing Shoulder of Mutton Yard is Mr William B Pendleton 51. Wife Mrs Elizabeth Pendleton 44, then mothers colliery working sons John William 18, Harold 15 and Edward 13. Sarah 10 finally gains a Huthwaite born sister Jeanette 2.
Mr John William Pendleton had been working underground driving pit ponies typically leading to coal miner, but had claimed residence in Alfreton when enlisting at Mansfield to join British forces in the Great War. Allocated position of Driver in the Army Service Corps recorded Dvr T4/062258 John W Pendleton being mobilised 7th May 1915.
J W Pendleton died at sea being transported aboard the steamer Cameronian. It was sunk by German U-boat torpedoes abt 50 miles north of Alexandria on 2nd June 1917. John William was among many presumed drowned. Unknown age is now a calculable 24 years.
John William Pendleton named father William next of kin at Blackwell Road. Mother Mrs Elizabeth Pendleton informed War Office their updated April 1918 address held at 6 Netherwood, Tibshelf, Alfreton. This was after losing their two elder sons serving in the Great War. J W Pendleton closely followed his nearest brother H Pendleton also in alphabetical listings when both were given deserving roll of honour on the Huthwaite cemetery cenotaph.