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  •  Commonwealth War Grave Commission headstone marking his grave at Dozingham Military Cemetery. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Barrow in Furness, Lancashire
Father: Walter Kerton, born in 1836 at Lambeth, but living on his own means. Mother: Grace Kerton, born 1848 in Madras, India. Sisters: Emily G., born in 1868 in Bangalore, India, and working as a lace embroidery hand, Katherine, born in 1873 and working as a lace machinist, Elizabeth G., born in Nottingham and Edith, born in 1886 in Nottingham. He married Anastasia K. Kerton in October 1908 in Nottingham, and had a daughter, Edna Catherine Kerton. In 1911 they lived at 43 Lotus Street, Nottingham, and Anastasia later moved to 52 Vicarage Street, Huntingdon Street, Nottingham.
George Kerton was a professional soldier and on discharge was placed on the Reserve List. He then joined Nottingham Police Force. PC 287, A Division. Commenced 3 July 1908.
12 Oct 1917
37
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9704
Private
1st Bn Grenadier Guards
As a reservist Kerton was mobilized on the outbreak of war and arrived in France on 11/12/1914. The battalion was involved in the Third Battle of Ypres in October 1917. It was exceptionally cold and wet, but the battalion moved forward, taking Angle Point and Aden House, exceptionally strong black houses, before they were relieved. Kerton was killed in the fighting and was buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery.
Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged), 20 October 1917: 'Kerton. On October 12th from wounds received the previous day, George Kerton, Grenadier Guards, husband of Annie (?) Kerton of 43 Lotus Street, age 37.' Nottingham St Mary parish register, p473 (1917): '43 Lotus Street. KIRTON [Kerton] George, 2 small children, husband a policeman, now a soldier.' (Nottinghamshire Archives, ref. PR,6786)
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  •  Commonwealth War Grave Commission headstone marking his grave at Dozingham Military Cemetery. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    George Kerton - Commonwealth War Grave Commission headstone marking his grave at Dozingham Military Cemetery. Courtesy of Murray Biddle