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  • This photo was first published in the Retford Times on 2nd November 1917 following the death of George Edwin Sensicall
Person Details
North Leverton Nottinghamshire
He was the son of Mary Sensicall of Sturton le Steeple who does not appear to have married but had four sons - Edgar, George and Percy and William Sensicall. In 1901 they lived at 56 Village Street North Leverton Nottinghamshire. In 1911George Edwin was boarding with Mary Ann Buckle at 24 Worksop Road Aston Sheffield. At the same address was Robert Sensicall a 24 year old coal miner presumably a relative and possibly another son of Mary Sensicall.
He was a miner (hewer).
09 Oct 1917
27
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Second Lieutenant
6th Bn York and Lancaster Regiment
Goerge Edwin enlisted and served with the Yorks and Lancs regiment , according to his medal index card he first saw service in a theatre of war in France on 13th April 1915. He was gazetted to second lieutenant on 30th July 1917 , he was killed in action on 9th October 1917 , he has no known grave, he was 27 years of age and is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial.
Retford Times 2nd November 1917 'Second Lieutenant G E Sensicall York and Lancs Second – Lieut G. E. Sensicall Y and L Regiment, of 6 Nursery Road, Swallownest, Sheffield , was killed in action on October 9th. This gallant young officer was born and received his education at North Leverton. He joined the York and Lancs Regiment on the outbreak of war, and took part in some heavy fighting. He was wounded in July 1916. In January 1917 he was recommended for his gallant conduct and good work in despatches from Sir Douglas Haig and the same year took a commission. He trained at Bristol, and was sent out to join the York and Lancs. He was 27 years of age. His captain writing to Mrs Sensicall says : - “ Lieut Sensicall was one whom we had learnt to admire as a good soldier, and love as a downright good friend. As you know already he was one of the bravest of men and with his bravery was always so very cheerful and happy wherever he was, even under the most trying of conditions. I saw him just before he went into action. He was then as cheery as ever. He died, without pain, a glorious soldier.'
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  • This photo was first published in the Retford Times on 2nd November 1917 following the death of George Edwin Sensicall
    George Edwin Sensicall - This photo was first published in the Retford Times on 2nd November 1917 following the death of George Edwin Sensicall