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Eastwood Nottinghamshire
George Wilcockson was born in 1875 at Eastwood. His next of kin on his army service record is his married sister Harriett Beastall 50 yrs of 38 Skegby Lane Sutton in Ashfield. She wrote upon his next of kin form that ' He had a wife and two children whom he was not living with at the time of his enlistment, their whereabouts are unknown and she had remarried ' she also states their parents are both deceased and he has two other siblings William 56 yrs of Sadler Street, Mansfield and Annie 46 yrs whereabouts unknown
01 Jun 1915
46438 - CWGC Website
1st Bn York and Lancaster Regiment
Private George Wilcockson enlisted on 25th August 1914 at Barnsley, he gave his age as 40 yrs and 29 days, he stated he was a coal miner and he was not married. He stated he had previous military service with the Grenadier Guards but had left as time expired in 1891. He was posted to the 1st battalion Yorks & Lancs Regiment. He landed in France on 15th January 1915 and was wounded a gun shot wound to his head and hand and admitted to hospital. He died of his wounds on 1st June 1915 at Boulogne and is buried at Boulogne General Cemetery, France.
His nephew Private George Wilcockson enlisted on 10th May 1915 at Worksop, he gave his age as 18 yrs and his address as 7 Sadler Street, Mansfield, his next of kin was his father William of the same address. He was posted to the 8th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He embarked from England on 4th March 1916 disembarking the following day in France and arriving at the base depot, on 16th March 1916 he joined his unit in the field . He was killed in action on 15th April 1916 and is buried at Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St-Eloi, France.
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