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  • Photo courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Peterborough
George was born in 1875 in Peterborough and was the son of John a labourer and Ann Worley nee Taylor of 55 St John Street, Peterborough. His father John was born in 1856 in Alconberry and his mother Ann Taylor was born in 1852 in Peterborough, they were married in 1868 in Huntingdon and had five children, Fred b1872, George b1875, Mary b 1877 and Daisy Fanny b1880 and Jack b1884, all were born in the Peterborough area. George married his wife Mary Ellen Green on 24th September 1897 in Peterborough and they went on to have 6 children, Bertie Robert born 11th September 1901, Violet May born 28th December 1903, Daisy Ellen born 23rd March 1906, Linda Hannah born 1st January 1908, Fred Charles born 2nd March 1910 and Florence Agnes born 5th December 1913. They lived at 60 George Street, Hucknall, Nottingham. Following his death his widow received a letter dated 7th July 1916 from the War Office notifying her she would receive a pension of 26shilling and 6 pence a week for her and her 6 children.
He was a general labourer
16 Dec 1914
45053 - CWGC Website
3072
Rifleman
1st Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Rifleman George Worley, enlisted at Huntingdon on 31st May 1908, and joined the Special Reserve. He gave his age as 33 yrs and 2 months and he was a general labourer, he stated he had previously served with the 5th battalion Kings Royal Rfle Corps, he served with the 1st Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. He landed in France on 29th November 1914 and died at No. 5 Clearing Hospital from concussion on 16th December 1914 after being struck by shrapnel. He is buried in Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery
Article published 7th January 1915 in the Hucknall Dispatch :- “The last photograph is of the latest Hucknallite to fall — George Worley, as mentioned in these columns last week. He was in the King's Royal Rifles, the same regiment as Lieut. Musters, who had forwarded the sad intelligence to his parent at Annesley Hall. Mrs. Musters brought the news to Hucknall, which has since been officially confirmed. So far this is the most distressing case in the town, seeing there is a wife and six children to mourn their loss.” Artilce published 16th January 1915 in the Beeston Gazette & Echo :- “As already announced, Private George Worley, of Hucknall, has fallen in the war, and from the time stated it appears that his Christmas box from the town would arrive in France two days after his death. Consequently, the package was returned the other day to Hucknall. The contents were reassorted, suitable exchanges being made, scarves and stockings introduced, and a new box was handed over to the family, the vicar's Testament being inscribed as follows: — “To Bertie Worley, aged 13, the elder son of Private George Worley, of the King's Royal Rifles, who met his death in France in December, 1914, whilst fighting for his King and country. “Rest in Peace.” Above articles are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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    George Worley - Photo courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918