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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France, Photograph courtesy of Murray Biddle.
Person Details
Newark
Son of Tom Seagrave of 140 Barnby Gate, Newark.
He was a labourer
01 Jul 1916
35
197047 - CWGC Website
4255
Private
1/5th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
George Seagrave enlisted on 9th August 1915 at Newark. He was 35 years and 10 months old, a labourer and living at 140 Barmby Gate, Newark. His next of kin was his father Tom of the same address. He was posted to the 8th battalion Sherwood Foresters and went to France on 4th March 1916 when he was posted to the 3/8th battalion Sherwood Foresters. He arrived at the Divisional Base camp on 5th March and joined his unit in the field on 31st March 1916. He was killed in action three months later on 1st July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme, in the attack on the German positions at Gommecourt, France. He was buried at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France (grave ref. I.L.27).
a.k.a. ""SEARGRAVE"". Article published 12th July 1916 in the Newark Advertiser :- 'Resided at 140 Barnbygate, Newark. As a boy attended the Mount School and at the time of his enlistment was employed at Abbots’ Boiler Works. He was a keen footballer, being a very reliable full-back. One of the stalwarts of the invincible Y.M.B.C. team and later made a reputation with Castle Rovers. His services were much sought after and he rendered assistance to various clubs including Newark Town and Southwell Town. Killed in action.'
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France, Photograph courtesy of Murray Biddle.
    George Seagrave - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France, Photograph courtesy of Murray Biddle.