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Eastwood Nottinghamshire
He was the second son of Samuel John and Mary Woolley of 20 Berresford Street Mansfield Nottinghamshire. His elder brother Samuel John Woolley fought with the Durham Light Infantry and seems to have survived the conflict. Other siblings were Cissie Ida, Emmeline, Beatrice, Frank and Hayden Woolley.
George Woolley was a coal miner door trapper.
10 Mar 1915
20
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20 Beresford Street, Mansfield.
Lance Corporal
2nd Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
He enlisted at Mansfield in September 1914 with 3rd Bn Lincolnshire Regiment. He was recognised as a first class shot during training and was promoted to Lance Corporal before transferring to the 2nd Bn. He was killed at Neuve Chapelle.
Mansfield Chronicle Advertiser: 09/03/1916: In Memoriam: In loving memory of L/Cpl George T Woolley, who was killed in action on March 10th 1915 at Neuve Chapelle aged 19. We miss thee and mourn thee in silence unseen. And dwell on the memory of joys that have been. placed by his sister Joy Ida Woolley.
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  • during World War One
    Royal Marine Light Infantry - during World War One
  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    George Thomas Woolley - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle