PAGE, John Thomas

Private John Thomas Page
Regiment Unknown
Possibly 21205 Private Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment

PageJohnJohn Thomas was born in 1894 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire son of George Sydney Price an ironworks labourer originating from Keysoe, Bedfordshire and his wife Fanny Frances Beeby, born Sheffield, Newhall. In 1901 the family was living at Stone Row, Jacksdale but by 1911 had moved to Albert Avenue.

John’s parents had 14 children, of whom 12 had survived by 1911. Children were Samuel, George, Joseph, Ruth, John Thomas, Henry, Lily, Charles, Albert, William, Frank and Frances. His mother Frances was a Red Cross nurse in WW1 and his sisters Ruth and Lily were also nurses. On the 1911 Census John was working as a clay pipemaker’s labourer.

In 1915 John married Ethel Mary Herbert (or Harbart) in Nottingham and they had sons Kenneth, Anthony and a baby named Kenneth who only survived for 2 days. After WW1 John had moved to Nottingham to serve with the Nottingham Police Force.¬†Ethel died in November 1930 and is buried with baby Kenneth at Westwood, St. Mary’s, their address at time of death given as 35, Foxhall Road, Nottingham. The inscription on her grave reads, ‘In loving memory of Ethel Mary beloved wife of John Thomas Page who died November 18th, 1930 aged 39 years. Peace after pain. The lights from the household gone.’

In 1932 John married Gertrude Bexon at Nottingham and they had one son named Robert in 1935. Hi son Kenneth served in the RAF during WW2 and was shot down and killed whilst on his last flying mission.

John was one of 6 brothers who served in WW1, 4 of whom are listed on the Jacksdale War Memorial as having served and survived.