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Leicester
George Rayment was the son of George Rayment and Jane Custance who married at Nottingham in 1890. Their children included: Annie (b.1891), Harold (b.1893); Mabel (b.1894) and George (b.1896). There was an older child Elsie Rayment (b.1888) born before the couple married. The Rayments lived at: 16 Waring Street, Leicester [C.1891]; 24 Corporation Street, Mansfield [C.1901]. George Rayment senior, who worked as a railway telegraph clerk, died in the Bingham registration district in 1904, aged 42. In 1907 Jane Rayment married Alfred Widdowson Thomas in the Mansfield registration district and by 1911 they had moved to 58 Player Street, Radford [C.1911]. The address given for Gunner George Rayment in the death notice placed in the local paper was 57 Garfield Road, Radford [n.e.p.12.9.1916]. Jane Thomas died at Nottingham, aged 87, in 1955.
In 1911 he worked as a junior assistant in a grocery.
22 Aug 1916
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277834 - CWGC Website
L/1704
Enlisted Nottingham.
Gunner
371st Bty Royal Field Artillery
371st Bty Royal Field Artillery George Rayment was killed in action on 22 August 1916. He was buried in Englebelmer Communal Cemetery, Somme, France (grave ref II.A.2).
Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 12 September 1916: 'Rayment. Killed in action August 22nd, Gunner George Rayment, RFA, of 67, Garfield-road, aged 19 years. A light is from our household gone, a voice we love is stilled; a place is vacant in our home that never can be filled. From his sorrowing mother, stepfather, AW Thomas (Salonika), brother Harold (in France), sisters Mabel, Elsie, friends Frank (France), Eva, Gerty, Hettie, little Dorrie.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 12 September 1916: 'Rayment. Killed in action August 22nd, Gunner George Rayment, RFA, aged 19. Sleep on, dear brother, your trials are over; your willing hands will toil no more; on earth there’s strife, in Heaven there’s rest, they miss you most who love you best. From his sorrowing sister Annie and brother-in-law Sergeant R Bury.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 12 September 1916: 'Rayment. Killed in action August 22nd, Gunner George Rayment, RGA. I miss him and mourn him in silence unseen, and think of the happiness that might have been. His loving fiancée Beatrice and Mr and Mrs Tomlinson.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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