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  • this photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian.
Courtesy of Robert Illett
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
George Edwin Foreman was born in 1899 in Worksop. His parents, George, a miner by occupation, and wife, Emma, nee Outlaw, were natives of Fulborn, Cambridgeshire, and after the birth of their first two children were born, Henry, in 1880 and Annie, in 1882, they moved to Worksop. By 1891 the family were living at 18 Crown Street under the same roof as George senior’s in-laws. Ten years later, they had had 2 more children, Arthur in 1885 and George Edwin as previously stated, now residing at 4 Stubbing Lane, Albert Edward was the last child, born 1902 and by 1911 were living at 152 Newcastle Ave. On the 24th Dec 1916, George Edwin married Rosa Eves, a resident of John Street in Worksop, at Worksop Registry Office. They took up residency at 35 Hamilton Street and had one child, George, in 1917.
28 Mar 1918
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1580985 - CWGC Website
100065
Private
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Soldiers record - George Edwin Foreman of 152 Newcastle Ave, Worksop was 18 years old, described his occupation as a screen hand at Retford when he was attested on the 16th Sept 1916. He was initially placed in the 2/1 Derbyshire Yeomanry number 97471. He was mobilised on 28th Jan 1917 and went to France, via Folkston and Boulogne. He was posted to the 2/7th Sherwood Foresters before being transferred to the 1st Battalion, number 100065. After his death in March 1918, his wife received a weekly pension for herself and one child, of 20/5d per week as from 2nd Dec 1918. Pte George Foreman Worksop Guardian 21 February 1919 In our last issue we reproduced the portrait of Pte George Foreman, 1st Batt, Sherwood Foresters, son of Mr and Mrs Foreman, 152 Newcastle Avenue, Worksop, and husband of Mrs Foreman, 35 Hamilton Street, who had been missing since March 21st last year. On Friday morning, his mother received a letter from the Red Cross Society, stating that news of his death had been ascertained by them from Pte J Stokes, B Co, 1st S.F. who is now in hospital in Edinburgh. He says:- “At Caux on 27th March 1918, Foreman was killed by a shell. The shell fell quite near to him and death was instantaneous.” The Society deeply regretted having to send the sad news and assure the relatives of their sympathy, in which the townspeople, as a whole will share.
CWG additional information:- Son of George Foreman, of 152, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop; husband of Rosa Foreman, of 254, Gateford Rd., Worksop, Notts His name is commemorated on the Pozieres memorial, France. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • this photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian.
Courtesy of Robert Illett
    George Edwin Foreman - this photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. Courtesy of Robert Illett
  • 100065 Private George Edwin Foreman, 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) killed in action during the German Spring Offensive on 28 March 1918. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
    George Edwin Foreman memorial - 100065 Private George Edwin Foreman, 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) killed in action during the German Spring Offensive on 28 March 1918. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse