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George was born in 1872 at Hallam Fields in Derby and was the son of Amos a night watchman and Mary Pickett of 26 Moseley Street, New Basford. He was the husband of Sarah Ann (née Leivers) Pickett a widow whom he married on 15th January 1907 at Basford, Nottingham. She had two children from her first marriage Thomas William Leivers b1895 Eastwood and Essie Hilda Leivers b1898 Eastwood. In the 1911 census the family are living at 15 Balfour Road, Stapleford and are shown as George Edwin Pickett 39 yrs a platlayer at Stanton Iron Works, head of the family he is living with his wife Sarah Ann Pickett and his two step children, Thomas William Leivers 16 yrs and Essie Hilda Leivers 13 yrs
24 Nov 1916
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2nd Bn Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
Private George Edwin Pickett enlisted at Nottingham on 5th September 1914, he gave his age as 43 yrs and 127 days, his place of birth as Hallam Fields, Derby, he gave his occupation as a furnaceman in the Iron trade and that his religion was church of England, his next of kin was his wife Sarah Ann Pickett of 2 Bailey Street, Stapleford. He stated he had seen previous military service in the 2nd battalion Royal Scots Regiment from which he had been discharged on 5th December 19104. He was posted to the 3rd battalion Royal Scots Regiment and on 3rd January 1915 posted to the 2nd battalion Royal Scots Regiment, and with his battalion on that day landed in France to join the British Expeditionary Force. On 19th November 1916 he was admitted to No 9 General Hospital at Rouen suffering with a gun shot wound to his left side, he was treated at the hospital but died from his wounds on 24th November 1916. He is buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, grave reference O III Q 7
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