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  •  Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Perth Cemetery (China Wall) , Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Newark
George Morley (junior) was born in 1892 at Newark and was the son of George Morley (senior) a coal carter and Jane Morley née Antcliffe of 4 Lincoln Street Newark. His father George Morley (senior) was born in 1870 at Sutton on Trent and his mother Jane Anticliffe was born in 1864 at Brigg, Lincolnshire they were married in 1890 at Newark, they went on to have 2 further children, Sarah Elizabeth b1894 and Samuel Ernest b1896. In the 1911 census the family are living at 4 Lincoln Street, Newark and are shown as George 41 yrs a coal carter, he is living at his wife Jane 47 yrs and their children George 19 yrs a coal yard boy, Sarah Elizabeth 17 yrs a tailors sewing machinist and Samuel Ernest 15 yrs an apprentice rope fitter.
He was a coal yard boy in 1911.
19 Oct 1917
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Private
16th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private George Morley enlisted at Newark on 27th April 1917, he served with the 16th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He was killed in action on 19th October 1917 and is buried at Perth Cemetery (China Wall), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Article published 21st November 1917 in the Newark Advertiser :- Elder son of Mr & Mrs G. Morley, 4 Lincoln Street, Newark. Attended Lovers’ Lane Council School. For eight years he was employed by the late Mr J. Halstead, coal merchant and later engaged at the G.N.R. goods shed, being there up to his enlistment on April 27th 1917. After war broke out he was keen on going to be a soldier and was three times rejected, before he passed. A bright, trustworthy young fellow, who was highly respected. News of his death received in a letter from L/Cpl W. Waite of Winthorpe. Younger brother, Pte S. Ernest Morley, joined the 1st Yorkshires on Dec. 4th, 1916 and was sent out to India.
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  •  Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Perth Cemetery (China Wall) , Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    George Morley - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Perth Cemetery (China Wall) , Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle