Huthwaite War Memorial Project

STAPLES G. 21779

George Staples

George Staples

Private 21779 - Sherwood Foresters
Notts Derby Regiment 11th Battalion

Killed in action Flanders 1st July 1916 : Age 21

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.

Born in Huthwaite but locally unrecognised working the Summit Colliery after parents moved to Kirkby.

Notts Free Press – Date unconfirmed.
The photo is that of Private George Staples, D. Company, 11th Sherwoods, who has been missing since the big push on the Somme on July 1st, 1916. His parents who reside in Forest street, East Kirkby, have now been officially notified that he is reported killed in action. Enquiries have been made in Germany through the Swiss Consul, but no trace can be found of him as being a prisoner in the enemy's hands, and in view of the War Office notification his friends have abandoned hope. Private Staples enlisted on January 4th, 1915 and was drafted to France in August of the same year. His last letter home was dated 10th June, 1916. He was 21 years of age, and was employed at the Summit Colliery.

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Written 15 Feb 09 Revised 04 Jul 12 © by Gary Elliott