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  • Buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. (www.cwgc.org)
Person Details
Ordsall Nottinghamshire
George was the son of George Henry and Ellen Lamb (nee Caudwell). His father George Henry was born in Dunham on Trent in 1868 and his mother Ellen in about 1869 in Ordsall. They were married in 1891 and had nine children; the eldest child Ellen was born in Babworth but her siblings were born in Ordsall: Ellen b. 1892, Rebecca b. abt 1893, George b. 1896, Fanny Elizabeth b. 1898, Sarah Ann b. 1900, John b. 1902, Frank William b. 1904, Henry b. 1906 and Doris b. 1910. In 1901 George Henry (33), a labourer, and Ellen (31) were living at 13 Plough Yard, Ordsall, with their five children Ellen (8), Rebecca (7), George (4), Fanny Elizabeth (2) and Sarah Ann (5 months). Another daughter and three sons were born between 1902 and 1910. By 1911 the family was living on All Hallows Street, Ordsall. George Henry (43) was now a farm foreman. Only eight of the nine children were at home on the night of the census: Ellen, who was engaged on house duties at home, George, a farm boy, Fanny, Sarah, John (8), Frank (6), Henry (4) and Doris (10 months). The second daughter, Rebecca, was a housemaid in the household of Hanway Richard Beale, a medical practitioner, and his family at Bridgegate House, Retford. George married Ethel Talbot (b. 1897) in 1915 and they had one son, Alfred (b. 1917). After George's death in May 1918 his widow married Archibald McArthur in 1918 (reg. Rotherham West Riding). George's father died in 1924 aged 56 and his mother in 1945 aged 75. George's sister Rebecca married Walter Wright Rich in March 1914. Her husband served in the Lincolnshire Regiment (62015 Private), attesting on 10 December 1915 and transferring to the Army Reserve on 11 December. He was mobilized on 24 June 1918 and demobilized on 24 February 1919.
He was a farm boy in 1911.
27 May 1918
519011 - CWGC Website
Residence Ordsall. Enlisted Retford.
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
10th Bn London Regiment. Formerly Tr/6/1733, 1tth TR Bn George died of wounds on 27 May 1918 and was buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France (grave ref. Q I C 15). CWGC - History St Sever Cemetery Extension: 'During the First World War, Commonwealth camps and hospitals were stationed on the southern outskirts of Rouen. A base supply depot and the 3rd Echelon of General Headquarters were also established in the city. Almost all of the hospitals at Rouen remained there for practically the whole of the war. They included eight general, five stationary, one British Red Cross and one labour hospital, and No. 2 Convalescent Depot. A number of the dead from these hospitals were buried in other cemeteries, but the great majority were taken to the city cemetery of St. Sever. In September 1916, it was found necessary to begin an extension, where the last burial took place in April 1920.' (www.cwgc.org)
His birth was registered A/M/J/1896 so he may have been 22 when killed Registers of Soldiers' Effects: His widow Ethel Lamb (later McArthur) was his legatee. WW1 Pension Ledgers Index Cards: dependents widow Ethel Lamb and son Alfred,both of Sheffield.
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  • Buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. (www.cwgc.org)
    George Lamb - Buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. (www.cwgc.org)