Herbert Boultbee (1861-1930) was born in Beeston.  In 1887 he was a lacemaker in Long Eaton when he married Harriet Ann Adams (1864-1945) of Sawley (but born Birmingham).  Herbert and Harriet lived for many years at the corner of Back Lane and Wilne Lane (later 31 Back Lane).  By 1911 Herbert was mending roads for Derbyshire County Council.  They had 2 sons:

John Joseph (1887-1951) worked in the lace trade as a twist hand.  In 1912 he married May Grebby.  In 1939 they were living in Ruskin Avenue.

Arthur (1890-1916) started at the National School in Cross Street in 1897.  In 1911 he was working as a cotton spinner.  During the Great War Arthur joined 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards.  In Sep 1916 he was in France, south of Bapaume, during the 3rd month of the first Battle of the Somme.  On 25th Sep they took part in the Battle of Morval, which had been delayed by bad weather.  His battalion were one of the lead battalions in the attack on Lesboeufs village, behind a creeping artillery barrage.  Arthur was killed in action that day.  He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial.

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