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Netherfield, near Carlton, Notts
The name George Hack, died 18th Jan 1918, appears on the Cuckney memorial plaque. There is only one WW1 soldier that fits this criteria and that is George Henry Hack of Nottingham. He was born in 1899 at Carlton, in the parish of Netherfield, Nottingham. His parents were Henry and Rachel Hack (née Simpson) and his father was a railway guard. The family were living at 64 Arthur Street, Carlton, Nottingham when in 1902 George had a brother who was named William Edward. Three years later in 1905, their father, Henry died age 44. In 1911, widowed Rachel was working as a caterer and housekeeper servant for the Gooch family at 84 Mansfield Road, Nottingham and with her two sons also in residence, both at school. His mother Rachel married in 1919 becoming Mrs Rachel Shorrock.
18 Jan 1918
637510 - CWGC Website
3rd Bn Coldstream Guards
As there is no known record connecting George with Cuckney or Welbeck, it can only be assumed he resided or worked there after his last census record of 1911. He enlisted at Nottingham, went to France, was killed in action and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France
Obituary published in the 'Nottingham Evening Post,' 6th February 1918. “HACK. – Killed in action, January 18th, 1918, Pte. G. H. Hack, Coldstream Guards, aged 19, late of Howard-street, Nottingham. We never knew the pain he had, we never saw him die, we only know he passed away, without a chance to say good-bye. – From sorrowing widowed mother and brother Willie and friends.” In memoriam posted in the 'Nottingham Evening Post,' dated 18th January 1919:- “HACK. – In loving memory of my dear son, George, who was killed in action January 18th, 1918, late of the Coldstream Guards, aged 19. He marched away so bravely, his young head proudly held, his footsteps never faltered, his courage never failed; there on the field of battle, he calmly took his place, he fought and died for England, and the honour of his race. – From his loving mother [Rachel] and brother [William] and friends.” Above obituaries courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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