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Newark on Trent
George Grocock was born in 1884 at Newark and was the son of Samuel an engineers fitter and Sarah Grocock née Harrison of 46 Beacon Hill Road, Newark. His father Samuel was born in 1862 at Newark and his mother Sarah Jane Harrison was also born in 1862 at Newark, they were married in 1882 at Newark and went on to have the following children, John b1883 Newark, George b1884 Newark, Samuel b1886 Newark, Arthur Harrison b1887 Balderton, Richard b1888 Balderton, Frances Lucy b1891 Balderton, Annie b1894 Newark, Charles Harrison b1898 Newark, Elizabeth b1900 Newark, and Walter b1904 Newark. George married his wife Kate Horton in 1907 at Newark, they went on to have 2 children, Alec b1909 and Nora b1910 both born in Newark, they lived at 34 Wood Street Newark. In the 1911 census his parents and siblings are living at 46 Beacon Hill Road, Newark and are shown as Samuel 49 yrs an engineers fitter, he is living with his wife Sarah Jane 49 yrs and their children, Arthur Harrison 24 yrs a house painter, Richard 22 yrs an iron turner, Frances Lucy 20 yrs an assistant dress maker, Annie 17 yrs an assistant dress maker, Charles Harrison 13 yrs a scholar, Elizabeth 11 yrs a scholar and Walter 7 yrs a scholar. In the 1911 census the family are living at 34 Wood Street, Newark and are shown as George 27 yrs an implement painter, he is living with his wife Kate 27 and their children Alec 2 yrs and Nora 1 year, also living with them is Robert Horton 65 yrs a widower and labourer (his wife's father) George Horton 41 yrs a widower an engineers driller (wife's brother) and Annie Horton 21 yrs a confectioners assistant (wife's sister)
He was an implement painter.
03 Nov 1918
263148 - CWGC Website
6th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Sergeant George Grocock enlisted on 16th November 1914, he served with the 6th battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. He was severely wounded in action on 18th April 1917 when he received 29 shrapnel wounds. He was returned to England for treatment and to recover. Once fit again he returned once more to France in 1918 when on 3rd November 1918 he was killed in action, he is buried at Ghissignies British Cemetery, France.
Article published 20th November 1918 in the Newark Advertiser :- Second son of Mr S. Grocock JP, 46 Beacon Hill Road, Newark. Husband of Mrs Grocock, 46 Charles Street, Newark. A native of the borough and attended Christ Church school. Afterwards apprenticed to the decorating trade with his uncle, Mr Bailey, Baldertongate. Later employed by the late Ald. J. Crossley and afterwards to work at Lincoln, before enlistment on Nov. 16th, 1914. He joined the 8th Lincolns and went with them to France. Severley wounded on April 18th, 1917, when he had 29 shrapnel wounds, but recovered, going out again at the beginning of 1918. A keen footballer and had played for Newark Amateurs, also played the tenor horn for the Newark Borough Band. Leaves a widow, a boy of ten and girl of eight years. Brother, Cpl. Arthur Grocock died May 12th, 1917 and brother Sapper C.H. Grocock, Royal Engineers, is at present at home on furlough.
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