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William Robert Smerdon NOSWORTHY

Male 1890 - 1917  (26 years)


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  • Name William Robert Smerdon NOSWORTHY  [1
    Born 13 Dec 1890  Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Jan 1917  Kantara, Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • Name: NOSWORTHY
      Initials: W R S
      Nationality: United Kingdom
      Rank: Private
      Regiment: Devonshire Regiment Unit
      Text: 2nd/4th Bn. Date of Death: 22/01/1918
      Service No: 203053
      Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
      Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 126.
      Cemetery: KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY

      Kantara War Memorial Cemetery is situated at Kantara East on the eastern side of the Suez Canal, 160 kilometres north-east of Cairo and 50 kilometres south of Port Said. Access to Kantara East is via vehicular or small passenger ferry from Kantara West. Kantara East is 30 kilometres north of Ismailia on the main Ismailia-Port Said road. The cemetery is 3 kilometres by road from the ferry, on the northern outskirts of the village. It is now possible to access the Cemetery crossing the Suez Canal Bridge. Once on the Sinai side of the bridge follow (north) the signs for Kantara. The Cemetery is located on the right side of the road (within 70 metres) as you enter the town of Kantara.

      [In spite of the above date of death, and the memorial inscription, both of which state he died in 1818, an Index of Deaths of WW 1 Servicement (original image), records his death as having occured in 1917. NOSWORTHY, R. S.; Pte; 203053; Devon; 1917; I.59. 322 ]
    Buried Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Kantara, Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2625  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2017 

    Father William Robert Smerdon NOSWORTHY,   b. 1855, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1922, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth SMERDON,   b. 9 Nov 1854, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1928, Ashburton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 15 Jan 1890  Newton Abbot, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    • They married at Newton Abbot Congregational Church by license. William gave his address as Northway. [6]
    Address 1891  [2
    Southway, Widecombe in the Moor, Devon 
    Address 1901  [7
    Southway, Widecombe in the Moor, Devon 
    Photos
    Southway Farm, Widecombe in the Moor.
    Southway Farm, Widecombe in the Moor.
    Home of William and Elizabeth Nosworthy in 1891 and 1901 censuses.
    Family ID F799  Group Sheet

    Family Annie Louise "Louie" IRISH,   b. Abt 1891, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1914  Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Bryan Edmund NOSWORTHY,   b. Abt 1914, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Raymond Charles NOSWORTHY,   b. 1915, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Annie Louisa NOSWORTHY,   b. 1916, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 20 May 2008 
    Family ID F800  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    NOSWORTHY
    NOSWORTHY

    In Loving Memory of
    WILLIAM R. NOSWORTHY
    of Southway
    Who fell asleep July 8,1922
    Aged 66 years
    Also ELIZABETH
    Beloved of the above
    Who died March 15,1928
    Aged 75 years
    Also WILLIAM ROBERT
    son of the above
    Who gave his life for
    King & County at Kantara
    Jan. 22,1918, aged 27 years
    And his sister
    HILDA E. NOSWORTHY
    Who fell asleep April 10,1923
    Aged 29 years.


  • Sources 
    1. [S168] England and Wales Registration Index.

    2. [S219] Descendants of Alice SMERDON, Peter Smerdon, (2004. Received by email.).

    3. [S1094] National School Admission Registers and Log-Books 1870-1914, (www.findmypast.co.uk (original images)).

    4. [S107] Memorial inscription.

    5. [S28] Website: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (www.cwgc.org).

    6. [S676] Personal communication.

    7. [S120] Census of England, 1901.


  

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