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  • Commonwealth wargrave headstone marking the grave George Hibbert situated at the General Cemetery, Nottingham   . Courtesy of Peter Gillings
Person Details
Nottingham
Father: Robert Hibbert, born in 1856 at Nottingham and working as a dyer. Mother: Ellen Hibbert, born 1856 in Nottingham and working as a lace drawer. Brothers: Robert, born in 1888 and working as a lace dresser, John, born in 1890, Harry, born in 1894 and working as a lace dresser and William, born in 1896. Sister: Caroline, born in 1879 and worker as a lace drawer. All the children were born in Nottingham. The family lived at 19 Byron Street, Nottingham (C. 1901) before moving to 1 Leopold Place, Pierrepont Street, Nottingham and finally settling at 4 Upper Eldon Street, Sneinton, Nottingham.
George Hibbert was a professional soldier.
28 Feb 1919
10593
Private
Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Pte. Hibbert was stationed at Hillsborough Barracks, Sheffield on the outbreak of war and the battalion reached France on 08/09/1914. At some point he became a prisoner of war (possibly in October 1914), but was released and demobilised at the end of the war. He died on 28/02/1919 and was buried in the General Cemetery, Nottingham.
George became a prisoner of war but a notice which appeared in the Nottingham Post on 22 February 1915 indicates that he was initially reported missing; 'Private G Hibbert, 2nd Sherwood Foresters, 4 Upper Eldon Street, Sneinton, missing since October 20th.'
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  • Commonwealth wargrave headstone marking the grave George Hibbert situated at the General Cemetery, Nottingham   . Courtesy of Peter Gillings
    George Hibbert - Commonwealth wargrave headstone marking the grave George Hibbert situated at the General Cemetery, Nottingham . Courtesy of Peter Gillings
  • Photograph was published on 22nd February 1915 in Nottingham Evening Post, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook page Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    George Hibbert - Photograph was published on 22nd February 1915 in Nottingham Evening Post, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook page Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918