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Beeston Nottingham
George was the son of George and Mary Hazzledine (nee Shrewsbury). Both his parents were born in Beeston, his father in 1844 (J/F/M Basford), and were married in 1872 (O/N/D Basford). According to the information provided by George on the 1911 Census he and Mary had seven children, named on the census between 1881 and 1911 as: Francis (Frank) b. 1873 (J/A/S Basford), Mary Jane (Jane) b. 1875 (O/N/D Basford), Elizabeth (Lizzie), Maria b. 1880 (A/M/J Basford), William, George b. 1889 (A/M/J Basford) and Florence May b. 1892 (A/M/J Basford). All the children were born in Beeston. In 1891 George (47), a farm labourer, and Mary (39) were living at 6 Nether Street, Beeston, with their children Frank (17), an agricultural labourer, Mary Jane (15) and Elizabeth (13) both of whom were working as lace scallopers, Maria (11), William (4) and George (2). Their daughter, Florence May, was born the following year. The family had moved to 47 Nether Street, Beeston, by 1901 and George was now working as a railway night watchmen for the Midland Railway. Five of their children were at home on the night of the census: Lizzie (23) who worked in the textile trade, Maria (21) a cotton spinner, William (17) an iron moulder, George (12) and Florence (8). George senior was widowed by the time of the 1911 Census and living at 20 Evelyn Street, Beeston. He was still working as a night watchman. Only three of his children were in the household on the night of the census; Lizzie (33), described on the census as 'at home' and presumably acting as housekeeper following the death of her mother, George (22) a moulder in an iron foundry, and Florence (19) a knitter (cotton) in the lace trade. The second daughter, Maria, was married to Augustus Howard and they were living at 60 Regent Street, Beeston, with their two daughters, Mary (9) and Hilda (7). George married Sarah Bell later that same year (marriage registered 1911 O/N/D Nottingham), and in 1912 they had a daughter, Maisie A. (birth registered A/M/J Basford). The CWGC record gives Sarah's address as 56 Huntingdon Street, Nottingham. Their daughter Maisie married George G Lodge in 1937 (A/M/J Nottingham). Sarah never remarried. George's nephew, Francis (Frank) Hazzledine, the son of his brother Francis (Frank), served in the war as a Gunner, Royal Field Artillery, and was killed at Ypres on 14 October 1917 (buried Huts Cemetery). He is also commemorated on the Beeston St John war memorial.
In 1911 he was an iron foundry moulder.
01 Jul 1916
790706 - CWGC Website
He enlisted in Nottingham
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
(Formerly 3304). George served in France from 27 June 1915 and was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A). He qualified for the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Alternative spelling of surname on records: Hazzeldine, Hazeldine, Hazledine. See also: www.beeston-notts.co.uk/ww1_hazzledine_geo.shtml Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Legatee widow, Sarah. Payments received for self and child.
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