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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais. 
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Radford
George Frederick Woolley married his wife Alice Wheeldon on 8th February 1914 at St Ann's, Nottingham, they were living at 16 Bullace Road, St Ann's when he enlisted in September 1914.They later they lived at 36, Trafalgar St., Radford, Nottingham. He was a motorman, Corporation Tramways, Nottingham.
He was a brickmaker and later a motorman
07 Nov 1916
23
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Corporal
Y 21st Medium Trench Mortar Bty Royal Field Artillery
Corporal George Frederick Woolley, enlisted on 8th September 1914 at Nottingham he gave his age as 23 yrs and 334 days, he was living at 16 Bullace Road, St Ann's Nottingham his occupation was that of a brickmaker, his next of kin was his wife Alice of the same address. He initially served with the 10th battalion, Rifle Brigade he joined them at Manchester . However he was discharged on 27th October 1914 under paragraph 392 of the King's Regulations. He later joined the army and served with “Y”, 21st Medium Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery, he was killed in action on 7th November 1916 at La Bassée. He is buried in Vermelles British Cemetery.
Obituaries published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 7th November 1917 : - “WOOLLEY. – In affectionate remembrance of my dear husband, Corporal George Frederick Woolley, R.F.A., killed in action at La Bassée November 7th, 1916. Peace that passeth all understanding. – Fondly remembered by his wife and children. “WOOLLEY. – In loving memory of George Fredk. Woolley, who made the supreme sacrifice November7th, 1916. Ever in our thoughts. – Mother, brother, sister, nephews, and nieces. “WOOLLEY. – In loving memory of Corporal George Fredk. Woolley, R.F.A., killed in action November 7th, 1916. – Dearly loved and sadly missed by his mother and father-in-law and family.” Above obituaries courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais. 
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    George Frederick Woolley - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais. Courtesy of Murray Biddle