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Radford Nottingham
George Sanday was born in 1885 at Radford and was the son of the late Frederick a blacksmith and Mary Sanday née Brooksbank of 28 Argyle Street, Radford, Nottingham. His father Frederick was born in 1849 at Radford, he died in 1901 aged 52 yrs, his mother Mary Brooksbank was born in 1849 at Stamford, Lincolnshire, they were married in 1870 at Nottingham and went on to have the following children, Annie b1872, Susan b1874, Catherine b1875, Joseph Cecil b1878, Frank b1880,Fred b1882, George b1885, Nellie b1888 and Mable b1891 all were born in Radford. In the 1911 census the family lived at 28 Argyle Street Radford Nottingham and were shown as Mary 62 yrs a widow, she is living with her children, George 25 yrs a gas fitter, Nellie 23 yrs a lace pattern girl and Mable 20 yrs a lace pattern girl.
He was a gas fitter for the corporation.
04 Nov 1915
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Lance Corporal
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Lance Corporal George Sanday, enlisted at Nottingham on 2nd March 1909 into the territorial army and served with the 1/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment (Robin Hood Rifles). He gave his age as 23 yrs 6 months, his address as 28 Argyle Street, Radford, he stated he was a gas fitter for the corporation. He was embodied on 5th August 1914 and promoted to Lance Corporal on 11th August 1914. He landed in France on 28th February 1915 and was killed in action on 4th November 1915. He is buried in St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue.
Obituaries published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 4th November 1916; - SANDAY. — In loving memory of our dear brother, Lance-Corpl. George Sanday, Sherwood Foresters, who was killed action November 4th, 1915, aged 30 years, 28, Argyle-street, Radford. He little thought when home that he would never return, but now he lies in a lonely grave, and we are left to mourn. His cheery ways, his smiling face are a pleasure to recall. There is nothing left to answer but his picture on the wall. Sleep on, dear George, in a distant grave, your life for your country you nobly gave. No friends stood near you to say good-bye, but safe in God's keeping now you lie. — Brother and sister, Frank and Florrie, Toronto, Canada. “SANDAY. — In loving memory of Lance-Corpl. George Sanday, 1/7th Robin Hoods, who was killed in action November 4th, 1915. Far and oft our thoughts do wander, to that grave far away, where the best of sons and brothers, was laid just a year ago to-day; and as long as life and memory last we shall remember thee. — From his sorrowing mother, sisters, and brothers, Joe (in France). “SANDAY. — Killed in action November 4th, 1915, my kind and devoted brother, Lance-Corpl. George Sanday. — Deeply mourned by his sister and brother, Kate and Ernest, London House, East Leake. “SANDAY. — In loving memory my fiancée George, killed in action November 4th, 1915. Ever in our thoughts. — Clara, and family, Len (in France) Above obituaries courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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