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  • His photograph was published on 22nd March 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
Radford
George Varney was born in 1885 at Radford and was the eldest son of the late Henry a lace hand winder and Jemima Ellen Varney née Cockayne of 4 Grant Street, Radford. His father Henry was born in 1866 at Nottingham, he died in 1906 aged 42 yrs and his mother Jemima Ellen Cockayne was born in 1864 at Radford, they were married in 1887 at Nottingham and went on to have 12 children, sadly three died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were George b1885, Henry b1888, Gertrude b1890, Arthur b1891, Elizabeth b1893, Kate b1897, Albert b1901, Ernest b1903 and Nellie b1904, all were born in Radford. George Varney married his wife Cecila Walker (born 19th March 1886) in 1905 , they lived at 18 Churchill Street, Old Lenton, Nottingham. They went on to have 3 children , however 1 sadly died in infancy their two remaining children were George Henry born 10th April 1905 and Rosa Ellen born 10th April 1905 both born in Radford. In the 1911 census the family are living at 18 Churchill Street, Old Lenton , George is 26 yrs head of the family and a coal miner ,he is living with his wife Cecila 25 yrs and their two children George Henry 3 yrs and Rosa Ellen 5 yrs. In the same 1911 census his widowed mother Jemima Ellen is living at 4 Grant Street, Radford and is shown as Ellen 49 yrs a widow, she is living with her children, Arthur 20 yrs a cotton mill double, Elizabeth 18 yrs a puller in dressing room, Kate 14 yrs a cotton mill doubler, Albert 10 yrs a scholar, Ernest 8 yrs a scholar, Nellie 7 yrs a scholar. Following his death his widow Cecilia was awarded a pension of 22 shillings and 11 pence which commenced on 3rd September 1917. His widow later remarried on 20th October 1917 to William Tomlinson.
He was a coal miner.
10 Feb 1917
32
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43214
Radford Nottingham
Private
8th Bn South Staffordshire Regiment
Private George Varney enlisted in Nottingham , he served formerly with service number 4834 in the Sherwood Foresters Regiment, he was later transferred to the 8th battalion South Staffordshire Regiment. He was killed in action on 10th February 1917 and is buried in Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery (grave ref. II.F.1).
Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged) 6 March 1917: 'Varney. Killed in action February 10th 1917, Private George Varney, South Staffordshire regiment, of Radford. Wife, children and mother.' NottinghamEvening Post notice (abridged) 22 March 1917: 'Private G Varney (South Staffordshire, late Sherwood Foresters), 11 Middleton Street, Radford, killed in action February 10th age 32.'
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  • His photograph was published on 22nd March 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    George Varney - His photograph was published on 22nd March 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918