Private 291732 - Northumberland Fusiliers
1st /7th Battalion (Territorials)
Enlisted: Mansfield, Notts.
Killed in Action 14th November 1916 : Aged 30
Warlencourt British Cemetery - Ref II E 7
Private 291732 Godfrey Marriott was born 1887 Q4 in Hucknall Huthwaite. Parents 1876 Q1 registered marriage between native coal miner Mr Godfrey Marriott and Miss Elizabeth Brammer from Sutton, locates this wed couple living top end of Town Street very near the 1881 White Lion beer house apparently first kept by her parents Mr Edward Brammer and wife Mrs Ann Brammer.
Entire Marriott family household listed 1891 in renamed Main Street is last headed by Mr Godfrey Marriott 38. Wife Mrs Elizabeth Marriott mothers their three sons, Thomas Edward 9, William Albert 6, and Godfrey 2. Their fathers death late next year aged 40, thus lists a 1901 widow with three miner sons who'd all begun underground work from 13 years old starting as Pit Pony Drivers.
Mr Godfrey Marriott junior becomes one of two matured coal hewing step sons housed 1911 in Swan Yard terrace, headed by Mr John Bonser 38, with their remarried mother Mrs Elizabeth Bonser 58. Her youngest son Godfrey however, chose to enlist at Mansfield, joining many other New Hucknall Colliery colleagues early in The Great War effort with Notts & Derbys Regiment. Pte 20239 G Marriott was reposted from 9th into the 10th Sherwood Foresters before regimental transferal through active service.
Private 291732 Godfrey Marriott was transferred to the 14th Northumberland Fusiliers, but ultimately recognised fighting among France and Flanders battlefields where, with their 1/7th Territorials he was killed in action 14th November 1916, aged 30.
In loving memory of Private Godfrey Marriott of Huthwaite, who was killed in action, Somewhere in France, November 14th 1916, aged 30 years. I think I see his smiling face, As he bade me his last "Good-bye"; As he left forever, in a distant land to die. But the hardest part is yet to come, When the heroes all return; As I miss amongst the cheering crowd, The face of one I loved. From his loving Mother, Brothers, and Brother's Wife (Nellie).
Mrs Lynne Weston shared photo, received from Mrs Sheila Denby in living remembrance to her grandfathers youngest brother.