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Edward Owen Grocock was born in 1891 in Nottingham and was the son of Edward a baker and Edith Grocock of 56 Rowland Terrace,Heskey Street, Nottingham. His father Edward was born in 1872 and his mother Edith Chambers was born in 1865 also in Nottingham, they were married in 1891 in Nottingham and went on to have 5 children sadly two of whom died in infancy or early childhood their surviving children were all born in Nottingham and were : Edward Own b1891, Own b1899 and Leslie b1908. In the 1911 census the family are living at 1 Chancer Terrace, Nottingham and are shown as Edward 39 yrs a baker journeyman he is living with his wife Edith 46 yrs and their children Edward Own 19 yrs a grocers porter, Owen 12 yrs a scholar and Leslie 3yrs.
His is a grocers porter in 1911
01 Jul 1917
637387 - CWGC Website
1/5th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Pte. Edward Owen Grocock, attested on 10th December 1915 in Nottingham, he was 24 yrs and 7 months old, his address was 56 Rowland Terrace, Heskey Walk, Nottingham, his next of kin was his father Edward of the same address. He was placed into the reserves the following day. He was mobilised for war on 29th February 1916 and posted to the Sherwood Foresters Regiment on 3rd March 1916. He embarked from Folkestone on 11th July 1916 disembarking the following day at Boulogne, he was posted to 1/5th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment in the field on 22nd July 1916. He was killed in action on 1st July 1917 he has no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.
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