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07 Jan 1898
George was the son of George Richard Miller and Florrie (also Flora) Miller (née Holland). His father, George Richard, was born in Nottingham on 24 November 1873 (O/N/D Nottingham-Ducker), the son of George and Lucy Miller. He was baptised at Sneinton St Stephen on 15 March 1880. In 1891 he was working as a shoe finisher and living on Blue Bell Hill, St Ann's, with his mother and stepfather, Harry Perkins, also a shoe finisher. His mother Florrie was born in Nottingham on 22 September 1876, the daughter of Joseph and Emma Holland. She was baptised on 27 August 1883 at Nottingham St Ann's; the family lived at 12 Rosslyn Street, Nottingham. George Richard and Florrie were married in 1894 (J/A/S Nottingham) and had at least three children who were born in Nottingham: Florrie b. 2 October 1895 (O/N/D Nottingham) bap. Nottingham St Ann 27 July 1896, George b. 7 January 1898 (J/F/M Nottingham) bap. St Ann 6 June 1898 and Frank b. 17 March 1899 (J/F/M Nottingham) bap. St Ann 24 July 1899. George and Florrie were living at 12 Little John Terrace, Nottingham, when their children were baptised and were still at the same address in 1901. George (27) was a cycle maker's driller. George died in 1903 (O/N/D Nottingham) aged 30. By 1911 the widowed Florrie (34), named Flora on the census, was living at 4 Ebenezer Cottages, Annesley Woodhouse, and was housekeeper to a widower, James N Cutts (47 b. Rotherham), a miner hewer. Her two sons, George (13) and Frank (12), were described as boarders. Also in the home on the night of the census was a visitor, Emma Holland (58 b. Nottingham) a widow, who was probably Florrie's mother. Florrie's daughter, Florrie (16), was a live-in general servant at the Station Hotel, Newstead Colliery, Newstead, working for the licensee, Wiliam Butler, and his wife Louisa. Florrie married William Calcroft in 1914 (A/M/J Basford).
23 Apr 1917
781193 - CWGC Website
He was living in Annesley, enlisted in Newark
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
George was presumed killed 'on or since' 23 April 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.
Registers of Soldiers' Effects: his legatees were his mother Florry (sic), brother Frank and sister Florrie Calcroft.
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