Gunner Joseph Herbert WEIGHTMAN

1939 Register: Hill Top, Fritchley
Sarah Bond; b. 29 Oct 1894; Unpaid domestic duries; widow
Joseph H Weightman; b. 16 May 1916; Gas Appliance Packer; single
One redacted record (this was Cyril Weightman born Q1 of 1920)
[RG101/5940J/116/2 Letter Code: RCHM]

Joseph's father Joseph Weightman died in Q1 of 1929 aged forty-one. His mother Sarah Weightman (née Cooper) later married Ferdinand Bond in Q1 of 1933. Ferdinand Bond then died in Q1 of 1936, aged sixty-five, leaving Sarah widowed for the second time. She was then to lose her son Joseph in 1943.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour
Name: Joseph Herbert WEIGHTMAN
Born: 1916 Aged 27
Death: 24 December 1943
Number: 4980052
Rank: Gunner
Unit: 4th Maritime Regiment
Regiment: Royal Artillery
Grave: Panel 84, Column 3
Cemetery: Plymouth Naval Memorial
Information: Son of Joseph Weightman and of Sarah Weightman, of Fritchley, Derbyshire

Plymouth Naval Memorial

Plymouth Naval Memorial

Ripley and Heanor News and Ilkeston Division Free Press 14 January 1922
Mrs S. Bond, Hill Top Fritchley, has received official notification that her son Gunner J. H. Weightman, Maritime R.A.had been killed in action.
Gunner Weightman, who was 27 years old, joined the Sherwood Foresters in March 1940, and was transferred to the M.R.A. in March 1943, joining his ship in June 1942.
Previous to joining the Colours he was employed by the Park Foundry Co., Belper

Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald 22 December 1944
In loving memory of Gnr J H Weightman, killed in action at sea Dec 24th 1943. "Sweet memories of you are the forget-me-nots of life" – Mother
Loving memory of Gnr J H Weightman, killed in action at sea Dec 24th 1943. "Sweetest of memories, loving and true: I will remember always of you." –Brother Cyril