Private John Bradburn Bilson

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Army Number: 12318

Battalion: 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

British 1914 Star, British War and Victory Medal

Lived at Cresswell, Derbyshire. Son of Samuel and Ellen Bilson of Cresswell. He was a coal miner prior to enlisting at Nottingham. He went to France on 24th September 1914 and was killed in action on 20th October 1914, when the battalion held position south-east of Bois Grenier, Ennetieres/Escobecques, France against a German attack.

Commemorated : Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. Panel 7.

Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.

Private John Bradburn Bilson is also commemorated on the following memorials:-
Cresswell War memorial, Cresswell, Derbyshire.
Mansfield District Council Offices (Roll of Honour), Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
Victoria Embankment War Memorial, Nottingham.