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Father: William Seaton, born in 1852 in Nottingham, working as a gas fire man. Mother: Elizabeth, born in 1854 in Nottingham , working as a lace clipper. Brothers: William, born in 1878 in Nottingham, working as a gas yard labourer. The family lived at 6 Evelyn Street, Nottingham before moving to 23 Lindum Grove, Meadow Lane, Nottingham.
Seaton was a professional soldier.
23 Apr 1916
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S Bty Royal Horse Artillery
Seaton joined the army prior to 1911, by when he was serving with 76th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. His unit served in India, and on 17/11/1914 it arrived in Mesopotamia. They pushed the Turks back almost to Bagdad, but then over-reached themselves and were forced to retreat. General Townsend decided to fortify Kut and wait to be relieved by an advancing force. The siege lasted for months, and a week before being forced to surrender Dvr. Seaton died from a mixture of malnutrition and illness on 23/04/1916. He was buried at Kut War Cemetery.
In memoriam published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 23rd April 1917 :- “SEATON. – In loving memory of our dear son, Driver G. H. Seaton, R.H.A., Indian Army, late of 23, Lindum-grove, died April 23rd, 1916. No loved on stood beside his grave; no dear one saw him die; we can only know he passed away without a last good-bye. – Sadly mourned by his mother, father, brothers, and sisters.” Above in memoriam is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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