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Loddington, Northamptonshire
Arthur William James George was born in 1880 at Loddington and was baptised at Loddington parish church on 19th September 1880 and was the son of Thomas William Rains George a domestic gardener and Mary Elizabeth George née Johnson of 29 Charles Street, Newark. His father Thomas William Rains was born in 1867 at Scaldwell, Northamptonshire and his mother Mary Elizabeth Johnson was born in 1851 at Maidwell, Northamptonshire, they were married in 1871 their marriage was recorded in the Northampton registration district, they went on to have the following children, Ellen Augusta b1872 Scaldwell, Sarah Ann b1873 Kettering, Florence b1875 Loddington, Arthur William James b1880 Loddington, Albert Ernest b1883 Loddington, Frederick b1885 Kettering and Agnes Mary b1889 Earles Barton. Arthur married his wife Eliza Ann Meredith in 1906 at Shifnall In the 1911 census his parents are living at 29 Charles Street, Newark and are shown as Thomas William 65 yrs a domestic gardener, he is living with his wife Mary Elizabeth 60 yrs and their daughter Agnes Mary 22 yrs a dressmaker
He was a gentleman's butler upon his enlistment.
25 Sep 1915
1763594 - CWGC Website
The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Corporal Arthur William James George enlisted at Oban, Scotland whilst residing at Shifnall, Shropshire, he served with the 8th battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey ) Regiment. He landed in France on 31st August 1915 and was killed in action on 25th September 1915, having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Article published 25th December 1915 in the Newark Herald :- Eldest son of Mr & Mrs George, 29 Charles Street, Newark. Married and for the past five years been in the service of Sir Stephen Gatty, Lochbuie House, Mull. The first notification was received by his parents in a letter from a Sergeant of the Middlesex Regiment who had picked up his pay book and some photographs from beside a dead body.
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