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10/04/2021 It is believed his widow, Sarah Jane, eventually returned to County Tyrone.
10/04/2021 The couple moved back to Derbyshire, where they had three sons, all born between 1913 and 1916. John and Norman are believed to be the names of two of the sons.
10/04/2021 John Silkstone and Sarah Jane Best on 29th January 1913 in the district of Cookstown.
10/04/2021 Many thanks to Paul Priestly for the information regarding John Silkstone’s marriage and family.
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19/02/2018 Lance Corporal J W Silkstone has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate at Ypres in Belgium.
19/02/2018 Lance Corporal John William Silkstone is commemorated on Stewartstown 479 Masonic Roll of Honour.
19/02/2018 Lance Corporal John William Silkstone was serving with the 1st Battalion of the North Staffordshire Regiment when he was killed in action on 31st July 1917. He was 33 years old.
19/02/2018 John William Silkstone served for a time with the Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, No.76568.
19/02/2018 John William Silkstone enlisted in Derby, England.
19/02/2018 The 1911 census lists John William as age 27, living with the family at house 42 in Sherrigrim, Stewartstown. John was a manufacturer's clerk. His mother was a widow.
19/02/2018 The 1901 census does not list John William as living with the family at house 42 in Sherrigrim, Stewartstown, County Tyrone. His father hailed from Tansley, Derbyshire, England. His mother was born in Partick, Scotland. They were a family of cotton weavers.
19/02/2018 Known family: Joseph Silkstone, Mary Silkstone, Alice Maud Silkstone (born about 1881), John William Silkstone (born about 1884), Joseph Silkstone (born about 1887), Thomas Silkstone (born about 1889).
19/02/2018 John Silkstone was born in Nottingham about 1884. He was one of at least four children, all of whom were born in Derbyshire, England.
19/02/2018 John William Silkstone was the son of Joseph and Mary Silkstone.
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