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George Alfred Treece was born in 1893 and was the son of Arthur Treece a nickel plate polisher and the late Louisa Treece née Hill of 87 Salisbury Street, Nottingham. His father Arthur Treece was born in 1867 at Nottingham, his mother Louisa Hill was born in 1869 at Radford, she died in 1910 aged 39 yrs they were married in 1887 at Nottingham and went on to have the following children, Arthur Charles born 1890, George Alfred b1893, John William b1896 and Louisa Treece b1897 all were born in Nottingham. in the 1911 census the family lived at 18 Hague Street Radford Nottingham and were shown as Arthur Treece 44 yrs a widow and nickel plate polisher, he is living with his children, Arthur 21 yrs out of work, George 18 yrs a finisher in the cycle trade, John 15 yrs a doffer in cotton trade and Louisa 14 yrs working at home. George Alfred married his wife Sarah Ellen Taylor (born 1894) in 1914 at Nottingham they lived at 30 Bright Street, Radford and later 68 Guthrie Street, Radford, they had a son George Lawrence born 1914. Following his death his widow Sarah Ellen was awarded a pension of 18 shillings and 9 pence a week which commenced on 22nd April 1918. His father Arthur later re married Mary Ann Kerry (a widow) in 1912 in Nottingham and they continued to live at 87 Salisbury Street, Nottingham.
in the 1911 census he is a finisher in the cycle trade.
13 Oct 1917
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Royal Defence Corps
Private George Alfred Treece enlisted at Nottingham on 19th May 1914 , he initially served with the service number 2181 in the Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment). He was serving with the 161st Protection Company Royal Defence Corps, when he died at Rugeley Military Hospital on 13th October 1917 of diabetes and is buried in Nottingham General Cemetery.
His two brothers also served in the Great War , John William served as a Private in the Labour Corps and Arthur Charles served as a Sergeant in the Royal Engineers both survived the war Nottingham Evening Post Roll of Honour 17/10/1917: 'Treece. On October 13th at Rugely hospital Private George Albert Treece Sherwood Foresters dearly beloved husband of SE Treece.' In memoriam published 14th October 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- TREECE. – In loving memory of my dear husband, Pte. George Alfred Treece, late of the Robin Hoods, who died in hospital October 13th, 1917. Though death divides, sweet memories cling. “TREECE. – In loving memory of our dear son-in-law, Pte. George Alfred Treece, who died in hospital October 13th, 1917. Dear is the memory of one we loved, but could not save. – From his loving mother and father-in-law, sister Winnie, brother Walter (with the colours).” Above in memoriam are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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