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Old Radford Nottingham
George was the husband of Florence Emmeline Brinklow (nee Wood) whom he married in 1897. They had five children of whom only two survived infancy or childhood: George William and Albert. In 1901 George, his wife and son, George (1), were living at 63 Ronald Street, Radford. In 1911 they were living at 38 Devonshire Street, Shirebrook, Mansfield. According to the information provided on the census, George and Florence had been married for 13 years and had had five children of whom only two were still living: George (11) and Albert (3, b. Old Radford). The family returned to Radford, Nottingham, shortly afterwards and lived at 10 Stansfield Street. Their son George William may have been conscripted in 1918 as an army service record survives for a man of this name, born Old Radford 5 December 1899, whose father was listed as George Henry Brinklow of 10 Stansfield Street. The majority of the papers refer to George William's service in the Territorial Force (Royal Artillery) after the war but he may have served previously in the Sherwood Foresters.
He was a coal miner (hewer).
19 Sep 1918
1740461 - CWGC Website
Radford Nottingham
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private 265609 2/7th Bn. Notts & Derby Regiment and Private 265609 2nd Bn. Notts & Derby Regiment. He was killed on 19 September 1918 but his death was not confirmed until the following year. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial. He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Nottingham Post notice (abridged), 9 September 1919: 'Brinklow. Private GH Brinkow (Saddler) 2/7th Bn (sic) Sherwood Foresters, missing September 17th (sic) 1918, now dead. Wife and two sons, George and Albert, his sister, Mary Beanland.' Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 18 September 1920: ‘Brinklow. In ever-loving memory of my dear husband Pte. GH Brinklow, killed in action Sep. 17th, 1918. too dearly loved to be forgotten. Loving wife, sons Albert, George, and wife Lizzie.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 17 September 1921: ‘Brinklow. In everloving memory of my dear husband, George Henry, killed in action Sept. 17th 1918, too dearly loved to be forgotten. Loving wife and two sons.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 17 September 1921: ‘Brinklow. Love’s renewed tribute to our dear father, Pte GH Brinklow, 2/7th Sherwood Foresters. Killed in action Sept. 17th, 1918. Loving son George, wife Lizzie.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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