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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Sanctuary Wood Cemetery Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Nottingham
Born in 1896, he was the son Joseph and Caroline Prior. At the time of the 1911 Census he was living at 15 Brook Street with his father (59), brother Joseph Henry (33, head of household), who was a grocer and provision dealer, his sister in law, Elizabeth Anna (30), and their children Elizabeth (5) and Frederick (1 month).
He was a member of 2nd Nottingham Company Boys Brigade (Dakeyne St Boys' Club). 1911 Census: hosiery hand
01 Aug 1915
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Private
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Pte. George Prior, enlisted in Nottingham and served with the 1/7th battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment (Robin Hood Rifles). He landed in France on 28th February 1915 and was killed in action while serving in the trenches near Sanctuary Wood, Ypres, Belgium. Buried Sanctuary Wood Cemetery (grave ref II.E.7)
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged) 24 August 1915: Private G Prior, 1/7th Sherwood Foresters, 13 Brook Street, Nottingham, killed in action 1 August. In memoriam published 1st August 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “PRIOR. – In affectionate remembrance of George Prior, Robin Hoods, died in action at Hooge, August 1st, 1915. – Fondly remembered by brother Joe, wife, and family. “PRIOR. – In ever loving memory of Private George Prior, Robin Hoods, who fell in action August 1st, 1915. – Gone from my side, but not from my heart. To memory ever dear. – Kitty.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Sanctuary Wood Cemetery Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    George Prior - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Sanctuary Wood Cemetery Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle