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  • Commonwealth wargrave headstone marking the grave of George Huffen in Ypres Town cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Peter Gillings (Sept 2015)
Person Details
He was the son of Joseph and Jane Huffen of Kirkby in Ashfield. He was the husband of Mercy Elizabeth (née Edge) Huffen. Mercy married Edward Petty in 1919 and they lived at 1 Judd Cottages Cottemore Lane Walton on Thames Surrey.
He was a coal miner
25 Oct 1914
27
446263 - CWGC Website
12492
Private
1st Bn Grenadier Guards
Pte. George Henry Huffen, enlisted at Kirkby on 7th December 1905 and served with the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, he died of wounds on 25th October 1914 and is buried in Ypres Town Cemetery A1.15
Article published in the Mansfield Reporter and Sutton Times dated 20th November 1914:- “ANNESLEY WOODHOUSE PRIVATE KILLED. “Private G. H. Huffen, 1st Grenadier Guards has fallen victim to the war, death taking place on October 25th, from wounds received. He had served seven years and was called up from the reserves at the outbreak of hostilities. His parents lived on Church hill, and he had been married only a few months. His wife still resides at Annesley Woodhouse.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Commonwealth wargrave headstone marking the grave of George Huffen in Ypres Town cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Peter Gillings (Sept 2015)
    George Huffen - Commonwealth wargrave headstone marking the grave of George Huffen in Ypres Town cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Peter Gillings (Sept 2015)
  • This photo shows Ypres Town Cemetery, Belgium.
Courtesy of Peter Gillings (Sept 2015)
    Ypres Town Cemetery - This photo shows Ypres Town Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Peter Gillings (Sept 2015)
  • Photograph was published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 28th November 1914 , courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    George Henry Huffen - Photograph was published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 28th November 1914 , courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918