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  • 31385 Private George William Grainger was killed on 4 November 1918 and is buried in Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery, grave III.B.17.  Visited by John Morse and cross laid.
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Nottingham
He was the son of William Henry and Emma Grainger and the brother of Emily Sophia and Albert Ernest Grainger. In 1911 they lived at 8 Lake Yard Nottingham.
04 Nov 1918
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577505 - CWGC Website
31385
Radford Nottingham
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He was killed during the Second Battle of the Sambre in France along with his brother in law Lewis George Ellis, also a Nottingham man but living in Derbyshire.George enlisted after January 1st 1916 and received the British War Medal and Victory Medal. After taking Sebourg, elements of the battalion attacked the hills beyond without artillery support. They were caught in severe machine gun fire and sustained heavy casualties with around fifty men killed. The positions where taken the following day with the help of artillery and with no deaths. It would be the battalion's last battle of World War One.
Buried in VALENCIENNES (ST. ROCH) COMMUNAL CEMETERY III. B. 17 Research by Paul Ellis and John Morse In memoriam published 4th November 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “GRAINGER. – In loving memory of my dear son, G. William Grainger, Sherwood Foresters, of 8 Leopold-terrace, Denman-street, who was killed in action November 4th, 1918; also my dear husband, William H. Grainger, [1] Sapper, Royal Engineers, who died of fever in Salonika, June 29th, 1915. [sic] Gone from our home and never will be forgotten. – From his sorrowing mother, brothers, and sisters, also wife and children, aunt, uncle, and Fred.” [1]Spr. William Henry Grainger, 88th Field Company Royal Engineers, died in Np. 16 Casualty Clearing Station, Mesopotamia, on 29th June 1916. Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq, he was the husband of Emma Grainger. Above entry and research is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • 31385 Private George William Grainger was killed on 4 November 1918 and is buried in Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery, grave III.B.17.  Visited by John Morse and cross laid.
    George Wiiliam Grainger grave - 31385 Private George William Grainger was killed on 4 November 1918 and is buried in Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery, grave III.B.17. Visited by John Morse and cross laid.