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George was the son of James and Sarah Ann Bradshaw nee Beales. James was born in Draycott, Derbyshire, in about 1861 and Sarah Ann Beales was born in Hethersett, Norfolk, on 29 May 1861. They were married at St Mark, Nottingham, on 12 October 1879 (O/N/D Nottingham) and had 13 children of whom only nine were still living at the time of the 1911 census. Apart from Lilian (b. 1882) for whom no baptismal record has been traced, their children were baptised at St John, Nottingham. Their children were: Albert birth registered 1880 (J/F/M Nottingham) bap. 11 April 1880, Mabel b. 1881 (J/A/S Nottingham) bap. 20 July 1881, Lilian b 1882 (J/A/S Nottingham) d. 1883 (A/M/J Nottingham), Ernest James b. 1883 (J/A/S Nottingham) bap. 26 August 1883 d. 1884 (O/N/D Nottingham), George b. 1884 (O/N/D Nottingam) bap. 5 January 1885, Harold James b. 1885 (O/N/D Nottinhgam) bap. 31 October 1886, Archibald b. 1887 (O/N/D Nottingham) bap. 23 October 1887, Lilian b. 1889 (J/A/S Nottingham) bap. 10 July 1889, Violet Victoria b. 1891 (J/A/S Nottingham) bap. 13 September 1891, Claud Herrick b. 1892 (O/N/D Nottingham) bap. 19 November 1892 d. 1893 (J/A/S Nottingham), Clifford Horace b. 30 January 1894 (J/F/M Nottingam) bap. 21 February 1894, Wilfred Leslie b. 1895 (J/A/S Nottingham) bap. 14 August 1895 d. 1896 (J/F/M Nottingham) and Doris Ivy b. 9 February 1898 (J/F/M Nottingham) bap. 9 March 1898. James and Sarah were living at 18 Lake Yard, Nottingham, when Albert and Mabel were baptised in 1880 and 1881 but by 1883 when Ernest was baptised they were living at 24 Crocus Street. Meadows, and this was still the family home in 1939. In 1891 James (30), a stationary engine driver, and Sarah (29) were living at 24 Crocus Street. They had had eight children and five of their six surviving children were in the home on the night of the census: Albert (11), Mabel (9), George (6), Harold (4), Archibald (3) and Lilian (1). Their nine surviving children were living at home in 1901: Albert (21) an iron moulder, Mabel (19) hosiery mender, George (16) a butcher, Harold (14), Archibald (13), Lilian (11), Violet (9), Clifford (7) and Doris (3). By 1911 Albert, Mabel and Lilian had married and left home. James (50) was still working as a stationary engine driver, George (27) was a butcher, Harold (25) a stationary engine driver, Archibald (24) a tailor maker, Violet (19) a blouse maker, Clifford (17) a hairdresser while the youngest child, Doris (13) was at school. James Bradshaw died on 31 August 1926. In 1939 when the England & Wales Register was compiled George's widowed mother Sarah Ann and her unmarried daughter Doris Ivy were still living at 24 Crocus Street. Sarah Ann died on 28 January 1943; she was still living at 24 Crocus Street. Of George's siblings: Albert has not yet been positively identified after 1901. Mabel probably married in 1910 (O/N/D Nottingham) Harold James married Elsie Coates (b. 29 December 1892) on 8 January 1916 (J/F/M Nottingham). They later lived at 2 Willoughby Street, Nottingham, and Harold worked as an engine driver stationary. He attested in December 1915 and was transferred to the Army Reserve on 12 December before being mobilized on 2 January 1917. He served with the BEF. There are confirmed records of five children: Ethel (or Edna) E Coates (Bradshaw) b. 19 January 1911 (J/F/M Nottingham, Winifred May b. 26 July 1913 (J/A/S Nottingham), Harold J. b. 29 April 1916 (A/M/J Basford), George W. b. 26 November 1919 (O/N/D Basford), Constance W. 17 October 1927 (O/N/D Basford). In 1939 Harold, a stationary engine driver and stoker (brickyard) and Elsie were living at 32 Station Street, Basford, with three of their children, Edna E (incapacitated-eyesight), George W a railway chair iron moulder, and Constance who was still at school. Archibald married Edith E Butler (b. 2 January 1895) in 1916 (O/N/D Nottingham. They had at least four children Dorothy, Gladys, Doreen and Margaret R. (b. 1937 J/A/S Nottingham): In 1939 they were living at 11 Eugene Street, Nottingham; Archibald was unemployed. Also in the household was Dorothy M (b. 15 May 1917) a lace hand, Gladys (b. 3 October 1923, O/N/D Nottingham) a paper bag maker and Doreen (b. 14 April 1928. A/M/J Nottingham) who was at school. Archibald died in 1959 (J/A/S Nottingham). Lilian probably married in 1910 (A/M/J Nottingham). Violet Victoria married Arthur Coates in 1914 (J/F/M Nottingham). There is a record of an Arthur Coates (b. 26 July 1888), a permanent way labourer, and his wife Violet V Coates (b. 12 June 1892-sic) living at 24 Camelot Street, Basford, in 1939. Clifford Horace probably married Mabel Edwards in 1913 (O/N/D Nottingham). He served in the war, initially in the Sherwood Foresters but later in the Royal Engineers (T2545 Sapper). In 1939 he was living at 19 Padley Street, Nottingham; he was married and working as a general labourer at a government shell factory. Also at the same address was Ethel Langham (b. 16 January 1894) married whose occupation was given as unpaid domestic duties. Doris Ivy was living with her widowed mother at 24 Crocus Street in 1939.
He was a butcher
03 Nov 1916
767357 - CWGC Website
2nd Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Formerly S/10728, 3rd Bn Rifle Brigade. Rifleman George Bradshaw, 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps was killed in action on 3rd November 1916. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. He was
He was born O/N/D/1884 so may have been 32 when killed. Registers of Soldiers' Effects: his mother, Sarah Ann, was his sole legatee 'In Memoriam' notices published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 3rd November 1917 : - “BRADSHAW. – In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Rifleman George Bradshaw, of the K.R.R., who fell in action November 3rd, 1916. Sleep on, dear son, in a far off land, in a grave we may never see, but as long as life and memory last we will remember thee. He nobly answered duty's call, his life he gave for one and all. – From father, mother, sisters, and four brothers serving with the colours. “BRADSHAW. – In loving memory of my dear brother, George, K.R.R., killed in action November 3rd, 1916. Never forgotten. – Loving sister Violet. “BRADSHAW. – In loving memory of Rifleman George Bradshaw, K.R.R., killed in action November 3rd, 1916. He left his home in perfect health, he looked so young and brave, we little thought how soon he'd be laid in a hero's grave. – Sadly missed by brother Harold (Anti-Aircraft Section, Royal Engineers), Elsie, and children. “BRADSHAW. – In loving memory of Rifleman George Bradshaw, killed in action November 3rd, 1916. Ever remembered. – Sister Lily, Frank, Irene.” Above notices courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam 1914-1918’, 3 November 1925: Bradshaw. In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Rifleman George Bradshaw, killed in action November 3rd, 1916. There is a link death cannot sever, love and remembrance last for ever. From loving mother, father, sister Doris, 24 Crocus-street..’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Probate: Bradshaw James of 24 Crocus-street Nottingham died 31 August 1926 Probate Nottingham to Sarah Ann Bradshaw widow. Effects £363 8s. 6d. Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Deaths’, 29 January 1943: ‘Bradshaw. On January 28th Sarah Ann, loving mother of Arch [Archibald] and Edith and grandmother of Dorothy, Gladys, Doreen and Margaret. Peacefully sleeping.' (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Deaths’, 29 January 1943: ‘Bradshaw. On January 28th Sarah Ann, beloved widow of James, of 24 Crocus-street, passed peacefully away. Loving family.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Also ‘In Memoriam’ notice published 28 January 1944
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