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  • Family headstone Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand
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Nottingham
George was born in 1885 in Nottingham and was the son of William a lace maker and Jane Rockley née Wright of 76 Union Road, Nottingham . His father William was born in 1851 in Bingham and his mother Jane Wright was born in 1856 in Nottingham, they were married in 1874 in Nottingham and went on to have 8 children, sadly 1 of which was to die in infancy, their children were all born in Nottingham and were : William Henry b1877 , Lizzie b1879, Eliza b1881, Gertrude b1883, George b1885, Jenny b1888 and Albert Rockley b1884. In the 1911 census they lived at 76 Union Road Nottingham and were shown as William 60yrs a lace maker, he is living with his wife Jane 55 yrs and their children, Lizzie 32 yrs a plain net mender, Eliza 30 yrs a lace measurer, Gertrude 28 yrs a lace patterner, George 26 yrs an upholstery, Jenny 23 yrs a lace mender and Albert 17 yrs a warehouseman. George married his wife Mary Goodacre in Nottingham in 1911 and they went on to have a son Dennis Rockley in 1915 in Nottingham
He was an upholsterer.
07 Jun 1917
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Nottingham
Private
11th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private George Rockley, enlisted in Derby, he resided in Nottingham and he served with the 11th Battalion Sherwood Foresters ( Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment, he was killed in action on 7th June 1917 at Messines Ridge . He has no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Menin Gate memorial, Ypres
Family headstone Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery: In loving memory of George, the beloved husband of Mary Rockley, who fell in action at Messines Ridge, June 7th 1917, aged 32. ‘The Supreme Sacrifice’ Published in the Nottingham Evening Post 13th April 1918 :- ROCKLEY. – Wounded and missing June 7th, 1917, now reported killed the same date, Pte. G. Rockley, the loving husband of Mary Rockley (née Goodacre). Ever in our thoughts. – Wife and child. “ROCKLEY. – Reported missing June 7th, 1917, now officially reported presumed killed on that date, Private G. Rockley, Sherwood Foresters, dearly loved second son of Mrs. and the late William Rockley, 27, Lees Hill-street, Sneinton. Sadly missed. – Sorrowing mother, sisters, and brothers (Albert in France).” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Family headstone Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand
    George Rockley - Family headstone Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand
  • Family headstone Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand
    George Rockley - Family headstone Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand