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  • 70755 Private George Edward Easom, 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) was killed in action on 26 October 1916. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial Somme France. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
Person Details
Radford Nottingham
A George Edward Easom born Nottingham, 1892 (April/May/June quarter). 1901 census - 28 Cambridge Street Daybrook, George, 7 years, born Old Radford, son of William and Annie. Also siblings John, 13 and William 10; 1911 census - Taylors Yard, Chapel Street, Radford - George Easom, 19, head, Radford; Eliza, wife, 18; Easom and Eason on some records - transcription errors.
1911 - Collier
26 Oct 1916
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752675 - CWGC Website
70755
He enlisted in Nottingham
Private
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
George Edward Easom entered theatre after January 1st 1916. He is not recorded in the Notts and Derby Medal Roll, which may mean he served prior to 1916 in another regiment. The war diary for 26 October 1916 "Details left out of trenches proceeded to 'D' Camp situated near Trones Wood. According to Corps orders 25% of officers were left out as it seemed probable that the Battalion was going into action. 'B' and 'C' companies arrived in front line just before dawn and took over from Royal Irish Rifles, in Cloudy and Misty trenches. Our heavy guns shelled Zenith trench all day. We had to evacuate the new Rifle Brigade sap on account of our shelling and part of Cloudy Trench. Germans again seen running from shell hole to shell hole and gave our rifles and Lewis Guns good targets of which they took full advantage. A 'B' company ration party was caught by enemy retaliation suffering 10 casualties. The C.O. decided to attempt a raid on Zenith trench at 10 pm., and applied for permission to carry this out. Permission however did not reach the Battalion until after the chosen zero time and consequently the raid was put off." It is likely that the 'enemy retaliation' was heavy artillery as 10 men were killed on the day and all are commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. George is one of these men.
Soldiers Died in the Great War - Easom George E, enlisted Nottingham, abode New Radford Nottingham, 70755, Private, killed in action, France and Flanders, 26/10/1916.
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  • 70755 Private George Edward Easom, 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) was killed in action on 26 October 1916. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial Somme France. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
    George Edward Easom name on Memorial - 70755 Private George Edward Easom, 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) was killed in action on 26 October 1916. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial Somme France. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse