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Lowdham, Nottinghamshire
George Hayes was born in 1887 at Lowdham and was the son of William a cowman on a farm and Alice Hayes nee Hill of South Muskham. His father William was born in 1860 at Sutton on Trent and his mother Alice Hill was born in 1864 at Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, they were married C1883 and went on to have 13 children, sadly 4 were to die in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were Robert b1885 Lowdham, Charles b1886 Lowdham, George b1887 Lowdham, John b1890 Lowdham, Ernest b1891 Hoveringham, Alice May b1897 Hoveringham Cecil b1899 North Muskham, Herbert b1904 North Muskham, and Dora b1907 North Muskham . In the 1911 census the family are living at South Muskham village and are shown as William 51 yrs a cowman on a farm, he is living with his wife Alice 47 yrs and their children, Charles 25 yrs a maltster, George 24 yrs a drayman, Ernest 20 yrs a corn merchants warehouseman, Cecil 12 yrs a scholar, Herbert 7 yrs a scholar, May 14 yrs a scholar and Dora 4 yrs of age. He was the husband of Ellen (née Wesson) Hayes whom he married in 1911 at Newark and the father of John, Annie and George Wesson. They lived at 9 Top Row Beacon Hill Newark
He was a farm worker and then a grain porter at Newark Castle Station. He later shunted trains.
22 Mar 1918
785920 - CWGC Website
1st Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Private George Hayes enlisted on 25th June 1917 at Newark and trained at North Somercotes in the Lincolnshire marshes. He was serving with the 1st battalion Lincolnshire Regiment when he was killed in action on 22nd March 1918, having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Source: The Muskhams, Little Carlton and Bathley in the Great War, Published 2014 by the Bathley History Society (Courtesy of Trevor Frecknall) Article published 27th April 1918 in the Newark Herald :- Resided with wife at 9 Top-Row, Beacon Hill. A native of Hoveringham, better known as a Bathley man, though his young days were spent at South Muskham. After leaving school he was for two or three years in farm service. Then went on to the Midland Railway, first as a grain porter and then as a shunter. Enlisted on June 27th, 1917 and went straight into the Leicesters, training at Sommercoates.
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