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George Anderson was born in 1890 in Nottingham and was the eldest son of Thomas a dairyman and Sarah Anderson, née Barker of 68 Rawson Street, Basford, Nottingham; His father Thomas was born in 1869 in Nottingham and his mother Sarah Ann Barker was born in 1869 also in Nottingham, they were married in 1889 in Nottingham and went on to have 2 further children, Ellen b1893 Nottingham and Thomas b1895 Beeston. In the 1911 census the family are living at 68 Rawson Street, Nottingham and are shown as Thomas 42 yrs a dairyman, he is living with his wife Sarah 42 yrs and their children, George 21 yrs a carter, Ellen 18 yrs a cotton winder and Thomas 16 rs a carter also living with them is Rueben Anderson 52 yrs married a carter listed as a brother. George married his wife Ada Judd at St Stephens parish church Nottingham on 17th April 1911 and they went on to live at 7 Chelsea Street, Basford, Nottingham. Following his death his widow Ada was awarded a pension of 13 shillings and 9 pence for herself with effect from 26th October 1918.
In 1911 he is a carter.
12 May 1918
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A Bty 14th Bde Royal Field Artillery
Driver George Anderson, enlisted on 19th August 1915 at Nottingham, he gave his age as 25 yrs , his address was 7 Chelsea Street, Basford, Nottingham, his next of kin was his wife Ada of the same address, he gave his occupation as hide and skin buyer and his religion as Church of England. He embarked at Southampton on 4th June 1916 , disembarking the following day at Le Harve. On 14th January he was posted to “A” Battery, 14th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. He died of a shell wound on 12th May 1918 at the 5th Casualty Clearing Station. He is buried in Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme. grave reference 2.B.11
In memoriam published 12th May 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “ANDERSON. – In loving memory of my dearly-loved husband, Sig. G. Anderson, who died of wounds at the 5th Casualty Clearing Station, buried at Crouy British Cemetery, Amiens. Friends may think I have forgotten him when at times they see me smile, little do they know the sorrow that smile hides all the time. I think of him in silence, no eyes may see me weep, but still within my aching heart his memory I will keep. – Wife Ada.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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