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Radford, Nottingham
George Henry Windley was the son of George Henry Windley and Annie Horsley who married at Radford St Peter’s Church in December 1884. Their children included: Ernest (b.1889), George Henry (b.1891), Herbert (b.1894) and John (b.1896). The Windley family lived at: 21 Greek Street, Radford [C.1891]; 5 Arthur Terrace, Independent Street, Radford [C.1901]. Ann/Annie Windley died at Nottingham. aged 40, in 1904. In 1906 George Henry Windley senior married a widow, Emma Thompson, at Nottingham. In 1911 they could be found living with three of his children (including George Henry junior) and three of her children at 32 Collison Street, Hyson Green. An Army document gave George Henry Windley senior’s address as 288 Alfreton Road, Nottingham [1919]. The same address was given for him in the post-war CWGC records. George Henry Windley senior who was a foreman in a lace factory, died at Nottingham, aged 84, in 1950. His second wife, Emma, died the same year, also aged 84. On 17 January 1914 George Henry Windley married Lilian Parkin at Radford All Souls Church. They didn't have had any children. His wife lived at 92 Norwood Road, Radford [Army records/1915 & 1919]. This was also the address given in the post-war CWGC records. Lilian Windley never remarried and died at Nottingham, aged 82, in 1975.
Lace threader (C. 1911) Plain net maker for Hurst & Co. Bradford (Army Records 1915)
20 Oct 1917
875422 - CWGC Website
92 Norwood Road, Radford (Army Records 1915)
15th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He enlisted at Nottingham on 7 December 1915 but placed in the Army Reserve; was called up to join the 19th Bn. Sherwood Foresters on 2 April 1916; was sent to France on 16 July 1916 and assigned to the 15th Bn. Sherwood Foresters; he was wounded in action on 12 July 1917 but was able to rejoin his Bn. on 17 July 1917; declared missing in the period 20 to 23 October 1917; subsequently declared to have been killed in action on 20 October 1917; as his body was never recovered his name was added to the Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.
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