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George Alfred Hazard was born in 1892 in Nottingham and was the son of Alexander a labourer and Harriet Hazard née Dennis of 61 Independent Street Radford Nottingham. His father Alexander was born in 1862 in Radford and his mother Harriett Dennis was born in 1857 in Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire, they were married in 1887 in Nottingham and had 7 children, their children were, Edith b1884 Skegness, John b1888 Radford, George b1892 Nottingham, Iris May b1895 Nottingham, Arthur b1898 Nottingham, Alexander b1901 Nottingham and Cyrus b1902 Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family are living at 3 Durban Place, Alfreton Road, Nottingham and were shown as Alexander 49 yrs a labourer, he is living with his wife Harriett 54 yrs and their children George 19 yrs a carter, Iris May16 yrs a lace dresser, Arthur 13 yrs a scholar, Alexander 10 yrs a scholar and Cyrus 9 yrs a scholar.
In 1911 he is a town carter.
28 Feb 1915
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2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private George Alfred Hazard, served with the 2nd Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, was killed in action on 27th or 28th February 1915. [1] He is buried in Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension.(grave ref lll.B.26). The former carter joined the Special Reserve at Nottingham on 31st August 1911 he was mobilised on 6th August 1914 on the outbreak of war, he landed in France as a reinforcement to 2nd Battalion on 11th November 1914. [1] The Commonwealth War Graves Commission and 'Soldiers Died in the Great War' state that he died on 28th February 1915. His army service record records 27th and 28th February (one entry stating he was killed on 27th February and buried in 28th February). The register of the disposal of his personal effects gives the date as 27th February 1915 and the battalion war diary backs that up.
In memoriam published 28th February 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “HAZARD. – In loving memory of George Alfred Hazard, killed in action February 28th, 1915. No useless coffin enclosed his breast, nor in sheet nor shroud they bound him; but he lies like a warrior taking his rest, with his martial cloak around him. – From his sorrowing father and mother.” Above in memoriam is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918. His brother John Hazard originally served with 13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers and landed in France on 9th September 1915. 13th Battalion was amalgamated with 12th Battalion on 10th August 1917 to become 12th/13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He died of pneumonia at the Military Hospital, Albert Hall, Nottingham and is buried in Nottingham Northern Cemetery
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