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Sneinton, Nottingham
George Daft was born in 1877 the son of Henry a bricklayer and Lucy Daft of 5 Westgate Street, St Ann’s, Nottingham. George married Amy Baxter (born 1886 at Kegworth) on 29th December 1902 at Christchurch, Coalville and they had six children - William Henry b.1903 Leicestershire, George b.1907 Leicestershire, Arthur b.1909 Mansfield, Herbert b.1911 Mansfield, Walter b.1913 Mansfield and Louise Amy b.1915 Mansfield. In 1911, they lived at 32 Merchant Street, Shirebrook. With effect from 14/2/1916, Amy Daft was awarded a weekly pension of 26 shillings and six pence for herself and six children.
He was a miner.
09 Aug 1915
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694861 - CWGC Website
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Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
George Daft originally enlisted on 9th April 1896 aged 18 years and 3 months. He served with the Army Service Corps as a driver on the home front until going to South Africa on 1st November 1899. He served there until 15th September 1902 when he returned to England. He was discharged he on 8th April 1908 (time served 12 years) He attested at Nottingham on 13th August 1914 aged 37 years and 246 days. He sailed for Gallipoli in early July 1915, arriving at Mudros Bay on August 7th. He fell two days later in an advance on Turkish positions near Hetman Chair. More than 100 9th Bn Sherwood Foresters died in this action during which all their officers were either killed or wounded. Helles Memorial, Panel 151 to 153
Research by Peter Gillings
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