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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post 1st March 1917, curtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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Nottingham
George Edward Brewer was the youngest child of Alonzo and Harriet Brewer. Their other children included: Alonzo (b.1865), Henry (b.1871), John (1873), Arthur (b.1876/d.1881) and Elizabeth Sarah (b.1879). In the 1871 and 1881 census the family were living at 7 Clare Court, St. Ann’s. In 1891 their address was 6 Lees Yard, St Ann’s. In 1898 Harriet Brewer died aged 55. So by 1901 Alonzo Brewer had moved in with his married son, John Brewer. By trade was a tailor, Alonzo Brewer died in Nottingham, aged 74, in 1905. In 1907 George Edward Brewer married Annie Wood at Nottingham. They had four children: Ada Elizabeth (b.1908), John Edward (b.1910), Arthur S. (b.1913) and Alice M. (b.1914). In 1911 the family were living at 3 Greendale Square, Walker Street, Sneinton. A death notice in the local papers indicated they had recently lived at 10 Storer Street [n.e.p.28.2.1917]. A second one mentioned 4 Garfield Road, Radford, which was the home of his brother, John Brewer. This link may explain why his name was included on the Garfield Road War Memorial. It seems likely that his widow married again. It might have been to John P. Terrey in 1921. If so, Annie Terrey died at Nottingham, aged 79 in 1956.
George Edward Brewer worked as a contractor's labourer, before becoming a professional soldier.
24 Sep 1916
29
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Private
12th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers
Pte. Brewer was sent with his battalion to Egypt, but in 1915 as part of the 22nd Division they were sent to Salonika. On September 13/14, 1916 the battalion took part in fighting in the Machukovo area in order to consolidate ground previous gained. They quickly gained the Bulgarian trenches but were hit by heavy artillery fire and enfiladed by machine gunfire. Finally this fire forced them to withdraw. Pte. Brewer was wounded during the action and died in hospital on 24/09/1916. He was buried at Skopje British Cemetery, Macedonia.
Obituary Nottingham Evening Post dated 3rd February1917 ;- “BREWER. - L.-Cpl. Geo. Brewer, Lancs. Fus. (late of 10, Storer-street), wounded battle of Mons, fought through the whole of Dardanelles campaign, again wounded on the Struma (Balkans), September 14th, 1916, made prisoner of war, and died ten days later at Hanista, Bulgaria, aged 29. Duty nobly answered. Silently mourned. - From his sorrowing wife and children and brothers.” above obituary curtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post 1st March 1917, curtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
    George Edward Brewer - Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post 1st March 1917, curtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.