It is rewarding to have six of the above volunteers named. They may have been some of the first ‘lads’ from Mansfield to join the RAMC [Royal Army Medical Corp] and serve with the British Expeditionary Force.
A little extra information has been discover on five of the named men :-
Jim [James] Lee was a coal Miner Deputy living with his parents William and Martha Lee, at 4 Rock Bank House, Mansfield in 1911. In 1914 when he enlisted they lived at Sherwood House, Little Barn Lane, Mansfield. He recorded much of his life with the RAMC [Royal Army Medical Corp] in diaries, some of these have been deposited in the Imperial War Museum, others are with his family. After the war he continued to work At Mansfield Colliery.
Jabez Webster born at Pleasley Notts, He was the son of George & Louise Webster. In 1911 they were living at 12 Sixth Ave., Forest Town. Jabez aged 15 was then a Pony Driver Underground at the colliery.
Albert Mottishaw was born 1881/2. In 1911 he was living on King Street, off Newgate Lane Mansfield, with his wife Emily and daughter Hilda Hannah. His occupation was a miner.
Pte George Edwin Nicholson 8331 RAMC died on the 2nd October 1917, he is remembered on the Tynecot Memorial, Belgium. He was born in 1886 in Shipley, Yorkshire.
James William Nicholson brother of George (above) was born in 1888 in Shipley Yorkshire.
Nothing is known about George Cox.
Does anyone know the names of the other men?