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Person Details
Grantham,Lincolnshire
George was born in Grantham, Lincolnshire in 1890, the son of Walter and Annie Sudbury who had 6 children in all.He married Ruth Sudbury and lived at 181 Front Street, Arnold, Nottingham. There is a photograph in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 13th April 1915, and the caption shows he lived at Ellis Yard, Front Street, Arnold, the two addresses are probably one and the same.
He was a professional soldier.
12 Mar 1915
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Arnold Nottingham
Private
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He attested on the 23rd January 1908 for seven years service at Nottingham into the Sherwood Foresters and became a drummer. He gave his age as 18 yrs 3 months and had been working in the lace trade. His medical report shows he was 5 feet 4 7/8 inches tall, weighed 113 lbs and a 34 ½ inch chest, had a fresh complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. He did not give details of his parents as it is believed they may have died before his enlistment. He gives his wife’s details as Ruth Sudbury 181 Front Street, Arnold and that he had 2 brothers Sam and Wallie and two sisters Sarah and Lizzie. After training he was posted to their 1st battalion. During action at Neuve Chappell, the battalion retired to reserve trenches at Sign Post Corner (near Veuve Chapelle). George was killed in action by German shell fire in the action which took place on the 12th March.
He is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France
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    George Sudbury - Photo provided courtesy of Cliff Housley