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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Vlamertinghe New Military cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Newark
George Esam was born in 1898 at Newark and was the son of John an engine fitter and Kate Esam née Bradley of 53 Jubilee Street, Newark. His father George was born in 1867 at Rolleston and his mother Catherine Bradley was born in 1865 at Newark. They were married in 1892 at Newark and went on to have the following children, Annie b1892, William b1894, Lillian 1895, Florence 1896, George b1898, Nellie b1901, Arthur b1904 and John b1908. In the 1911 census the family are living at 53 Jubilee Street, Newark and are shown as John 44 yrs an engine fitter, he is living with his wife Kate 46 yrs and their children, William 17 yrs a factory mechanics assistant, Lillian 16 yrs no occupation, George 13 yrs a scholar and milliners assistant, Nellie 10 yrs a scholar, Arthur 7 yrs a scholar, and John 3 yrs.
Employed at the Cooperative store
08 May 1918
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Private
10th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Private George Esam enlisted at Newark and initially served with the service number 3255 in the Sherwood Foresters, he was serving with the 10th battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment when he was killed in action on 8th May 1918. He is buried at Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Ypres Belgium.
Article published 12th June 1918 in the Newark Advertiser :- Son of John & Kate Esam, 53 Jubilee Street, Newark. Would have been 21 in Nov. 1918. Was engaged at Co-operative stores prior to enlisting just after his 17th birthday in the 2/8th Sherwood Foresters. Trained at Luton and Watford, went through the Irish rebellion, being in Ireland about five months. Then drafted to France without leave, on Sept. 4th, 1916 and transferred to the Royal Warwicks. Last home on leave in Nov. 1917. His brother, Cpl. W. Esam, K.R.I. is now at his depot having been seriously wounded.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Vlamertinghe New Military cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    George Esam - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Vlamertinghe New Military cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle