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George was born in Grantham, Lincolnshire in 1891, the son of Walter a chimney sweep and Annie Sudbury née Campion of 62 Inner Street, Grantham. His father Walter was born in 1858 at Nottingham, his mother Annie Campion was born in 1860 also in Nottingham, they were married in 1879 at Grantham, they went on to have the following children, Charles b1882, William 1887, Walter b1889, George b1891 and Samuel b1895 all were born in Grantham. By the 1911 census George has left the home address and has joined th Army, he is shown as being 21 yrs of age a drummer and is with the 2nd battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment at their barracks at Crownhill, Devon. In the same 1911 census his parents are living at 62 Inner Street, Grantham, they are shown as Walter 52 yrs a chimney sweep, he is living with his wife Annie 49 yrs and their son Samuel 17 yrs a general labourer. George married his wife Ruth Hopewell (born 1888) in 1914 their marriage was recorded in the Nottingham registration district they lived at 181 Front Street Arnold and had a son George born 1914. 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. Following his death his widow Ruth was awarded a pension of 15 shillings a week which commenced on 11th October 1915.
He was a professional soldier.
12 Mar 1915
1562718 - CWGC Website
Arnold Nottingham
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private George Sudbury attested on the 23rd January 1908 for seven years service at Nottingham into the Sherwood Foresters Regiment 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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Cliff Housley
    George Sudbury - Photo provided courtesy of Cliff Housley