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Horace George was the son of John Henry a toy manufacturers foreman and Sophy Smith née Foster of 19 Highbury Avenue, Bulwell. His father John Henry was born in Lullington, Derbyshire in 1863 and his mother Sophy Foster was also born in 1863 in Billinghay, Lincolnshire, they were married in Nottingham in 1888 and went on to have 4 children , all of whom were born in Nottingham, their children were Maud b1889, Ewart Charles Henry b1891, William Harold b 1892 and Horace George b1896. In the 1911 census the family are living at 19 Highbury Ave, Bulwell and are shown as John Henry 48 yrs head of the family a toy manufacturers foreman, he is living with his wife Sophie 48 yrs and their children, Maud 22 yrs a blouse cutter, Ewart Charles 20 yrs a lithograph artists apprentice, William Harold 18 yrs a lithograph artists apprentice and Horace George a butchers assistant.
15 Jan 1915
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1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Horace Smith enlisted in Nottingham he landed in France with the 2nd battalion Sherwood Foresters on 8th September 1914, and was later transferred to the 1st battalion. He was killed in action on 15th January 1915, he has no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, Richebourg-l'Avoue.
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged) 22 January 1915: SMITH, killed in action on January 1st, Horace G. 1st Bn Sherwood Foresters, son of JH and S Smith of 19 Highbury Avenue, Bulwell, aged 19 years.
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