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Old Radford, Nottingham
George Heathcote was the son of Joseph Heathcote and Catherine Britton who married at Nottingham in 1872. The children included: Joseph (b.1873), Harriett (b.1874/d.1874), Elizabeth Ann (b. 1875), George (b.1876), John (b.1879), Catherine (b.1881), Titus (b.1883), Annie (b.1885), Ellen (b.1886) and Harriet Martineau (b.1888). The family lived at: 8 Bloomsgrove Street, Radford [C.1881]; 4 Plimsoll Street, Radford [C.1891]; 32 Crown Street, St Ann’s [C.1901]; 81 Dame Agnes Street, St Ann’s [Army records/1903]; 23 Beresford Street, Radford [C.1911]; 5 Baston Street, Radford [Army records/1915]; 218 Denman Street, Radford [Army records/1919 & CWGC]. on the 1891 census Joseph Heathcote was listed as a grocer, although for most of his working life he was a lace maker. He died at Nottingham, aged, 76, in 1916. His wife, Catherine, outlived him, dying at Nottingham in 1929, aged 79. In 1897 George Heathcote had married Mary Ann Bowring at Hyson Green. They had a daughter, Ellen [May] (b.1900). His wife, Mary Ann, died, at Nottingham, aged 25 in 1902. Their daughter would have been brought up by his mother, Catherine Heathcote. George Heathcote was living with his parents and his daughter, Ellen, at 23 Beresford Street, Radford in 1911.
Employed as road labourer for Nottingham Corporation (C. 1901) Traveller (Army Records 1903) Tram Conductor (C. 1911)
19 Oct 1914
871027 - CWGC Website
2nd Bn Durham Light Infantry
Enlisted at Nottingham on 6 March 1903 in the Durham Light Infantry; assigned to 2nd Bn. on 22 May 1903; moved to the 1st Bn. 28 November 1903; was in Wellington, Tamil Nadu, India from 28 November 1903 until 17 October 1904; moved to Secunderabad, Telangana and was there until 31 December 1904; moved to Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh and was there until 10 January 1909; appears to have become an Army reservist soon afterwards; in April 1910 he undertook compulsory training as a Reservist at Derby; on 25 May 1911 he enrolled in Section A of the 1st Class Army Reserve; released from 1st Class Army Reserve on 4 March 1913; he was living at 35 Shipstone Street, New Basford when he was required to rejoin his regiment on 5 August 1914; killed in action; as his body was not recovered his name was added to the Ploegsteert Memorial, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.
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