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Old Basford Nottingham
He was the son of John (died 1904) and Hannah Tansley and the brother of Frederick, Elizabeth, Jane, William, Joseph, Ada Sarah, Horace, George and Florence Tansley. In 1901 the family lived at 22 Lincoln Street and in 1911 at 21 Rydal Grove (both Basford Nottingham). He was the husband of Amy (née Tollington) Tansley who, by 1/8/1917, lived at 37 Silverdale Road Old Basford Nottingham (Tansley's Army Service Record).
In 1911 he was a cellular dresser employed by Inger Brown and a hosiery trimmer upon enlistment.
04 Apr 1917
814738 - CWGC Website
32 White Road Old Basford Nottingham.
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private George Tansley, enlisted in Nottingham on 15th January 1916, he was 24 yrs of age and a hosiery trimmer, he lived at 32 White Street, Old Basford and his mother Hannah of the same address was his next of kin. The following day he was placed into the reserves. On 22nd February 1916 he was mobilised and placed into the 4th battalion Sherwood Foresters. On 2nd March 1917 he landed in France and on 23rd March 1917 he was posted to the 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment, he was killed in action 4th April 1917, he has no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
Obituary published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 3rd April 1918 :- “TANSLEY. – In loving memory of Pte. G. Tansley, killed in action April 4th, 1917. He gave his all. – From his mother, sisters, and brothers, and Joe in France.” Above obituary courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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