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George Edmund Nix was born in 1885 in Nottingham and was the son of Edmund a bobbin and carriage worker and Elizabeth Ann Nix née Burton of 88 Miall Street, Radford, Nottingham . His father Edmund was born in 1859 in Radford and his mother Elizabeth Ann Burton was born in 1864 in Radford, they were married in 1882 in Nottingham and went on to have 10 children , sadly three of whom died in infancy or early childhood their surviving children were : George Edmund b1885, Thirza b1888, Maud b1891, Emma b1893, Gladys b1896, Lucy Ann b1900 and Horace b1910 all the children were born in Radford. In the 1911 census the family are living at 88 Miall Street, Radford and are shown as Edmund 52 yrs unemployed, he is living with his wife Elizabeth Ann 47 yrs and their children Emma 18 yrs a net girl in the lace trade, Gladys 15 yrs a net packer, Lucy Ann 11 yrs a scholar and Horace 5 moths. George Edmund married his wife Sarah Ann Blount in Nottingham in 1907, they had a daughter Dorothy Evelyn born in 1908 in Nottingham they lived at 16 Schooner Street Radford Nottingham. Sarah Ann later lived at 35 Grimston Street Radford Boulevard Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family are shown living at 16 Schooner Street, Radford Nottingham and are shown as George Edmund Nix 26 yrs a brusher in the bobbin and carriage trade, he is living with his wife Sarah Ann 24 yrs and their daughter Doris Evelyn 3 yrs , also living with them is Thersa Nix 22 yrs a sister.
In 1911 he was a brusher in the bobbin and carriage trade.
28 Nov 1917
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Corporal Shoeing Smith
South Nottinghamshire Hussars
Shoeing Smith Cpl. George Edmund Nix, enlisted in Nottingham and served with the 1/1st South Notts. Hussars. He was killed in action 28th November 1917 in Palestine. He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.
In memoriam notices published 28th November 1918/1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- NIX. – In loving memory of Cpl. George Nix, killed in action November 28th, 1917, Hussars. A bitter blow, to part with one we love so dear. – From his broken-hearted wife, daughter Doris and mother. “NIX. – In loving memory of Cpl. S/S. G. Nix, killed November 28th, 1917, South Notts. Hussars. A loving son and brother kind, beautiful memories left behind. – From loving father, mother, brother, sisters, and brothers-in-law Ernest and Jack (in France).” “NIX. – In loving memory of my dear husband, George, killed in action, Palestine, November 28th, 1917. Gone from our home, not from our hearts. Sadly missed. – Sorrowing wife, daughter Doris, mother-in-law. “NIX. – In loving memory of S.S. G. E. Nix, killed in action November 28th, 1917. We pictured him safely returned, and longed to clasp his hand, but God postponed the meeting, till we meet in a better land. – From father, mother, brother, sisters, and brothers-in-law.” Above are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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