|Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)||242280||1/6th & 2/6th Battalions|
Photos courtesyMichael Dawes
1918 Crich voters
William Housley, 1 North View, Whatstandwell; absent on military service.
William, born in about 1894, worked for a time at Lea Mills but must have left before the start of the war as he does not feature in their records for this time. In 1921 he married Nora Mason.
His memorabilia includes matchbox cases showing photographs of himself and his wife-to-be Nora, and various items of his kit and uniform.
Along with other Crich soldiers he received a post card from Crich Parish Christmas fund including a PO for 2/6.
Courtesy Michael Dawes
Medal Index Card
William Housley, Notts & Derby Reg, Pte 242280
Awarded the Victory and British War Medals
1939 Register: the Common, Crich
William Housley b.26 August 1893; cotton patent FWK
Nora Housley b.5 February 18995
one closed record
William Housley married Nora Mason in 1921
William's brother George Housley is also on the Roll of Honour.
|Alice||Housley||daughter||20||Hosiery presser mill||Crich|
RG13 piece 3231 folio 21 page 34
1911: Market Place, Crich
|George||Housley||Head||56||Labourer lime works||Crich|
|Alice||Housley||daughter||30||Factory hand hosiery presser||Crich|
|Clara||Housley||daughter||21||Factory hand hosiery mender||Crich|
|William||Housley||son||17||Factory hand hosiery maker||Crich|
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