Jonathan Levi Stinson (1885–1965)


Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 20663 12th & 2/8th Battalions

Levi with his brothers, George and Edward moved from Ambergrove to South Normanton. Levi married Sarah Ann Hufton in 1907 and the family moved to live at Nuncargate, Notts. Levi was taken as a PoW at Jeancourt on 21 March 1918. He was one of six Crich Parish men taken captive on the first day of the German Spring Offensive. He had a broken leg and a gunshot wound to the neck and was interned at Limburg camp.

Medal Index Record
Levi Stinson; Pte; Notts & Derby 20663 awarded Victory, British War and 15-Star medals

PoW Records
Quedlimburg; Levi Stinson, 12 Sherwoods 2.Pion; Jeancourt 21.3.18 Front; 3.4.85 Ambergrove

Repatriated Prisoners of War from Germany
Admitted to London Gen Hospital. Camberwell 12 Oct 1918
20663 Pte Stinson L. 12 /N&D R gun shot wound right thigh

Newspaper reports

Derbyshire Courier 8 May 1915
Roll of Honour for South Naormanton
Stinson Levie J 12th Sherwood Forester

Derbyshire Courier 25 May 1918
Mr and Mrs Jonathan Stinson, Waterlane, South Normanton, have received a postcard from their second son, Private Levi Stinson, Sherwood Foresters (Pioneers), who was reported missing on 27 March, stating that he is wounded and a prisoner of war at Limburg and is going on well. He joined up in September, 1914, and has been nearly 3 years in France. This is the first time he’s been wounded. He has two brothers in the service – Sgt G Stinson (Lincolns) and Lance Corporal B J Stinson, who has been wounded four times and is now on the staff at the Northern Command Depot. The three brothers were over on leave together in February. That was the first time of seeing one another three years. Before enlisting Pte L Stinson and Sgt G Stinson were employed at the new pit of the Pinxton Colliery Company. Lc Cpl B J Stinson was employed at South Normanton Colliery.

[Note: B J Stinson was brother Berti who was born at Sheffield and is is not on the Crich Roll of Honour]

Derbyshire Courier 24th of August 1918
Mrs G Stinson, of Carter Lane, South Normanton, has received information that her husband, Sgt G Stinson, son of Mr and Mrs Jonathan Stimson, Waterlane, has been wounded in the thigh and foot, and is at the Base ready for coming to England. Sgt Stinson, who is in the Lincoln Regiment, has seen three years active service in the Dardanelles, Egypt and France, and was recommended only last week by his commanding officer for a commission. Sgt Stinson has two brothers in the army. Cpl B J Stinson, who has been three years in France, has been wounded four times, and has now been appointed physical training instructor at a Midland camp. Private Levi Stinson has also been three years in France. He was taken prisoner last March, after having his leg broken and a bullet through the neck. His father and mother have several letters from him, in which he says he’s going on all right and is being kindly treated.

His brothers George Robert Stinson and William Edward Stinson are also on the Roll.


1891: 16 Zion Lane, Attercliffe, Sheffield

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Jonathan Stinson Head 28 General labourer Crich
Martha Stinson wife 27   Wirksworth
William E Stinson son 6 Scholar Crich
John. L Stinson son 5 Scholar Crich
Hannah M Stinson daughter 1   Crich
William Stinson   25 Steam engine filler Crich

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1901: South Normanton, Derbyshire

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Jonathan Stinson Head 38 Coal miner, banksman Alderwasley
Martha Stinson wife 37   Crich
Edward Stinson son 16 Coal miner Alderwasley
Jonathan Stinson son 15 Coal miner Crich
George Stinson son 13 Coal miner Crich
Mary Stinson daughter 11   Crich
Berty Stinson son 9   Sheffield
Frances Stinson daughter 7   Crich
Elsie Stinson daughter 3   South Normanton
Edith Stinson daughter 1   South Normanton

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1911: Shoulder Mutton Hill. Kirkby, Notts

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Levi Stinson Head 25 Coal miner, filler Ambergate
Sarah Ann Stinson wife 30   Ruddington, Notts
Winifred Alice Stinson daughter 11 months   South Normanton

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