1938 – Lievesely, John William
Family History Researched by Paul Burkitt:
John William Lievesley was born in April 1892 in the parish of Staveley. He was the sixth child of Joseph Lievesley (1864 – 1920) and Jane Ann Lilley (1864 – 1940). On the 1901 Census, John William, at the age of nine, was living at 1 Netherthorpe Road in Staveley. His father, Joseph Lievesley was a coal miner. On the 1911 Census, John William at the age of 19 was also working as a miner. John William married Annie Elizabeth Burdett (1892 – 1940) on 1 September 1913 at St James Church in Woodhouse, Sheffield. John William and Annie Elizabeth had four daughters: Kathleen, Joan, Jenny and Patricia A. John William was killed at Markham Colliery on the 10 May 1938. At the time he was employed as a colliery deputy and lived at 4 North Crescent, Duckmanton, with his wife and daughters. In 1935 he had passed the Ambulance exams and joined the Markham Collieries Ambulance Division. He was buried with his ambulance cap in Duckmanton churchyard.
A year after John William was killed, Annie Elizabeth placed an ‘In Memoriam’ notice in the ‘Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald’
Treasured memories of a dear husband and father – John William Lievesley who fell asleep May 10th 1938
Though his smile has gone for ever
And his voice we cannot hear
We shall never lose sweet memories
Of the one we loved so dear.
–From loving Wife and Daughters
John William was commemorated on the 26th September 2018
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