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  • The commonwealth wargrave headstone marking the grave of George Baldwin in Sutton in Ashfield Cemetery. 
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings (August 2015)
Person Details
Bradmore Nottinghamshire
He was the son of John and Eliza Baldwin and the brother of Charles and Harry Baldwin. In 1911 they lived on Silk Street and later at 42 Coburn Street (both Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire).
He was a gas works labourer.
17 Jul 1916
29
2750748 - CWGC Website
16290
Private
11th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private George Baldwin, served with the 11th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, he was wounded in action on 1st July 1916. Evacuated to England, he died of his wounds at the Victoria Hospital, Stretford on 17th July 1916. He was buried at Sutton-in-Ashfield Cemetery on 22nd July 1916.
Published on 28th July 1916 in the Mansfield Reporter and Sutton Times :- “MILITARY FUNERAL AT SUTTON. “PRIVATE G. BALDWIN LAID TO REST. “With full military honours, the remains of the late Private Geo. Baldwin, whose home was in Silk-street, Sutton, were laid to rest in the Cemetery on Saturday afternoon. [22nd July 1916] As mentioned in our last issue, Pte. Baldwin was wounded in the head by shrapnel on July 1st, and died in Stretford Hospital last week. He was 29 years of age and single, and was formerly engaged as a stoker at the Sutton Gasworks. He enlisted in the 11th Battalion Sherwood Foresters in October, 1914. “The internment on Saturday afternoon was witnessed by a very large concourse of people, the last rites being conducted by the Rev. H. V. Turner. The body was conveyed to the Parish Church on a gun-carriage and was covered by the Union Jack – the flag for which Pte. Baldwin had fought and died – whilst a firing party and bearers (in command of 2nd Lieut. Denison (K.O.Y.L.I.) together with the regimental band (Bandmaster-Sergeant Allison) were in attendance from Clipstone Camp. “The service in church was of an impressive character; the well-known hymn “Abide with Me,” was sung by the congregation, and the organist played the Dead March and “O, Rest in the Lord.” Headed by the processional cross and borne by soldiers, the coffin was subsequently carried reverently to the cemetery, where the Citizen Army under Lieut. E. S. B. Hopkin were drawn up round the grave. After the firing of the customary volley over the grave, the “Last Post” was sounded. “The chief mourners were: – Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin, father and mother; William and Eliza Baldwin, brother and sister; Charlie and Pattie Baldwin, brother and sister; Harry and Dina, brother and sister; Luke and Mary Ann Bateman, uncle and aunt; Tom and Sally Stocks, uncle and aunt; Tom and Sally Stocks, uncle and aunt; Annie and George Stocks, cousins; Annie Stocks, cousin; Mr. and Mrs. Brown, cousins; Mr. and Mrs. Orton, Joe, Edith Orton, Fred Oscroft and A. Gregory, friends. “Floral tributes were sent by Mother and Father; Charlie, Harry and Pattie, brothers and sister; Uncle Luke and Aunt Mary Ann Bateman; William and Eliza Baldwin, brother and Sister; Uncle; Cousin Gerty; Cousin Ethel; Staff at the Victoria Hospital, Stretford; Fellow-workers at Gasworks; Mr. Slack, Devonshire Arms; Mr. and Mrs. J. Walton; Made and Rawlins Walton; Friends from Silk-street; Miss A. Smith; Miss Cudworth; Mrs. Hickling; Mr. Fred Oscroft. “The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. A. Walton.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 .
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  • The commonwealth wargrave headstone marking the grave of George Baldwin in Sutton in Ashfield Cemetery. 
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings (August 2015)
    George Baldwin - The commonwealth wargrave headstone marking the grave of George Baldwin in Sutton in Ashfield Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings (August 2015)