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.
Identified with photo from Mrs Lynne Weston
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Simple confirmation with unknown age
Soldiers who died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 GEORGE STAPLES, born Huthwaite, enlisted Mansfield, resides Kirkby. Private, 21779 11th. Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.) Killed in action, France and Flanders, 5th. December, 1916.
Written 15 Feb 09 Revised 04 Jul 12 © by Gary Elliott