John Edwin CARRINGTON

  • 1911 Occupation                Farm Labourer ?
  • Domicile                              Fosse Way ?
  • Date of Birth                       1898, Scarrington
  • Kin                                        Frederick and Sarah Carrington
  • Regiment                            1st Bn Leicestershire Regiment
  • Division                               24th Division
  • Brigade                                71st Brigade
  • Service Number                 58392
  • Rank                                     Pte
  • Date of Death                      8 Oct 1918
  • Age at Death                       21
  • Commemorated                 Montbrehain British Cemetery A.15

 

The name John Edwin Carrington appears on the Cotgrave War Memorial and the Memorial Board in All Saints Church.
John was born in Scarrington the son of Frederick and Sarah Carrington, he had 8 siblings. In 1911 he was living with all the family in Shepherds House Cottages, where the Shepherds pub is today. John worked as a horseman for a Mr Pell on a Home Pierrepoint estate farm close by.
 The date John joined the Army is not as yet known but he moved with his unit to France on 18/19 September 1918. He died on 8 October just a few weeks later, most likely during the Battle of Cambrai on the Hindenberg line. His grave is in Montbrehain British Cemetery close to Cambrai.

Carrington Graveyard