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Hickling Nottinghamshire
John George was the eldest son of George Arthur and Emily Faulks (née Ellis). His father was born in East Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, in 1863, the son of John and Mary Faulks (née Richmond). In 1891 George, a coal merchant, was living with his parents at Faulks Lane, Hickling, where his father was a grazier. His mother was born in Claypole, Lincolnshire, in 1870, the daughter of John and Margaret Ellis. In 1891 she was living with her parents in Stubton, near Newark. George Arthur and Emily were married at Stubton parish church in April 1891 and had eight children: Lily Mary b. Nether Broughton 1892 and Emily Margaret b. 1893, John George b. 1895 bap. Hickling St Luke (prev. St Mary) 21 September 1895, William Arthur b. 1898, Ellis b. 1900, twins Albert and Edward b. 1903 and George Samuel Richmond b. 1911 who were all born in Hickling. In 1901 George and Emily were living in Hickling where he was a grazier. In the home on the night of the census were their five children, Lily, Emily, John, William and Ellis. Their twin sons, Albert and Edward, were born two years later. By 1911 the family was living on Pudding Lane, Hickling. George Arthur gave his occupation as farmer. Six of their seven children were in the home on the night of the census, Emily who worked in the dairy, John (15) and William (13) who were helping on the farm, and Ellis, Albert and Edward who were still at school. The elder daughter Lily was a milliner's assistant and living with her unmarried aunt, Mary Annie Faulks (of private means), at The Yews, Bingham. The youngest child, George was born later that year. George Arthur and Emily with their youngest son George were living on Faulks Lane, Hickling, in 1939 when the England & Wales Register was compiled. George Arthur was a dairy farmer and his son the farm manager. George Arthur died in 1954, probate was awarded to his son George, a farmer, and married daughter Lily Woolley (m. Leonard Woolley, 1920). His widow Emily died in 1956 at Long Clawson. Probate was awarded to her son George and another farmer, possibly no relation. John George's brother, William Arthur, attested on 10 May 1916 and was mobilised on 13 April 1917 when he served in the Notts & Derby Regiment (83963 Private). William was discharged on 24 July 1918 (sickness) aged 20 and was issued with Silver Badge No. 379911. All five surviving brothers were recorded as farmers on the 1939 Register: William at Pinfold Farm, Nether Broughton near Melton Mowbray; Ellis at March's Farm, Hickling; Albert at Faulks Lane, Hickling/Bingham; Edward at Freeby Church Farm, Melton & Belvoir and George Samuel at Faulks Lane, Hickling, while their sister Lily's husband, Leonard Woolley was a grazier in Bingham.
1911 - working on his father's farm in Hickling.
01 Jul 1916
751356 - CWGC Website
Residence Hickling. Enlisted Nottingham.
2nd Bn Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
2nd Bn Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Formerly 83156, Royal Field Artillery. The 2nd Bn Royal Fusiliers was in Calcutta, India, when war broke out and returned to England in December 1914. It embarked in March 1915 for Gallipoli and landed at Cape Helles on 25 April. The battalion was evacuated to Egypt in January 1916 and then in the March sent to France where it was in action in the Battles of the Somme. John George Faulks was killed on 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France (Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A).
CWGC: 'Son of George Arthur and Emily Faulks, of Hickling, Melton Mowbray' A photograph of John (plain clothes) appears in 'Hickling Reflections of Yesteryear: A further collection of notes and photographs', compiled by Hazel M Wadkin. Milford Printers (Sherwood Free Press), ISBN 0 9508086 1 X. Registers of Soldiers' Effects: his father George Arthur was his legatee.
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    John George Faulks - Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)