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Loughborough Leicestershire
He was the son of Richard a master saddler and Eliza Spicer of 17 Eastville Street Peas Hill Road St Ann's Nottingham. In the 1911 census Richard is living with his parents at 17 Eastville Street, Peas Hill Road, St Anns, Nottingham , he is 22 yrs of age and an assistant fish monger.
He was a fishmonger's assistant.
09 Apr 1917
27
490708 - CWGC Website
55737
Private
11th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private George Henry Spicer, enlisted in Derby and served with the 11th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment, he was killed in action by a sniper on 9th April 1917. He is buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) (grave ref. VII.L.23).
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged) 27 April 1917: 'Spicer. Killed by sniper, April 11th (sic), Private GH Spicer, Sherwood Foresters.' In memoriam published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 11th April 1918 :- “SPICER. – In loving memory of my dear son, George Henry Spicer (Harry), killed in action April 11th, 1917, aged 27. Sadly missed. Also of my dear husband, Richard Spicer, who died April 1st, 1912, in his 67th year. Not forgotten. “SPICER. – In loving memory of George Henry Spicer (Harry), killed in action April 11th, 1917. Fondly remembered by brother Dick, wife and family in Coventry. He gave his life for his country. Also of Richard Spicer, father, who died April 1st, 1912, in his 67th year. Not forgotten. “SPICER. – In loving memory of my dear brother, Harry, killed in action April 11th, 1917; also my dear father, died April 1st, 1912. Fondly remembered. - Nellie. “SPICER. – Pte. Harry Spicer, Sherwood, killed in action 11th April, 1917. The great sacrifice. – Fred, Lizzie, and children. Fred in France.” (above in memoriam notices state he died 11th April 1917 , however all official sources state 9th ) Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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