Message Posted By: Elleanor Baker

searching for Ibbett family members from 22 Gordon Road Carlton Nottingham

My great uncle Jospeph Thomas Ibbett born approx 1893 was their son and killed in WW1 in 1916. I have no family alive to tell me more. His sister Aida Louise Ibbett was my grandmother. I am trying to find out all I can about my uncle and his brothers and sisters of which there were many; Florence was one I have heard mentioned. I would also love a photo of him as he was decorated and a Lance Corporal. He died on the Somme on 26 September 1916.

Can anyone help me please?. Do you recognise these people. Any replies please send to genuine responses only. Thank you in advance

Elleanor J Baker

Posted on: 20/04/2010

Poster Information:

Name: Elleanor Baker

Born: 0

Town: abu dhabi

Looking For:

Name: Joseph & Emma Ibbett

Born: 1870

Reply posted on: 04/08/2010

From Ed Mill

Born: 0

Town: London

Dear Elleanor,
Came across your message on uk peoplefinder while browsing for my own ancestors. Thought I’d try to help as I have a subscription with so looked the name up. There’s a family tree which includes Joseph Thomas Ibbett, son of Henry Jospeh Ibbett 1863 – 1936 and Emma Gale 1867 – 1943. Twelve other children are listed. There’s a photo of the cemetery. Tree owner nottmsue. But maybe this is you?

Searched internet, there’s plenty of background on the batalion if you Google
“Great War 9th Bn., Sherwood Foresters”
For example where they were posted:
The Long, Long Trail website:
9th (Service) Battalion Formed at Derby in August 1914 as part of K1 and became part of 33rd Brigade in 11th (Northern) Division. Moved initially to Grantham. Moved to Frensham in April 1915. Sailed from Liverpool in early July 1915 for Gallipoli, landing at Suvla Bay 7 August 1915. Evacuated from Gallipoli December 1915, moved to Egypt via Imbros.Moved to France in July 1916

Have you tried posting on The Great War Forum? Could be helpful.

There is also the Sherwood Foresters Museum, Nottingham. They have an archive of photos etc. Have you contacted them?
Link to Archive Enquiry Form:

Just one thing – please acknowledge you have read this so I know I didn’t completely waste my time trying to assist a fellow researcher. Tried
e-mailing direct to as in your message and it wouldn’t send. So posting on the board. Back to my own searches now…
Good luck, Best wishes, Ed