Huthwaite War Memorial Project

STARKEY G.H. 14214

George Henry Starkey

George Henry Starkey

Private 14214 - Lincolnshire Regiment
2nd Battalion

Killed in Action Flanders 9th May 1915 : Aged 19

Ploegsteert Memorial - Panel 3

Born in Huthwaite; A son of John Starkey on Sutton Road, later residing at 2 Hardwick Street, Sutton, and the late Annie Starkey. Another young soldier jointly mourned in Huthwaite services at All Saints church.

Notts Free Press – August 1915.
The war has claimed two more Huthwaite young men as victims. They are Private John Walter Lee, ..., and Private George Henry Starkey, son of Mr. J. Starkey, Sutton road. The former was only 19 years of age and the latter 21, and both enlisted early in September last. ... The news of both fatalities has been sent to Huthwaite by regimental chums of both heroes.
Mansfield Advertiser – 20th. August, 1915.
On Sunday evening in Huthwaite Parish Church, a memorial service was held in honour of Private J.W. Lee, 8th. Notts and Derbyshire, and G.H. Starkey, 2nd. Lincolns, both of whom have been killed in action. There was a large congregation, and the military element was represented by the Sutton Citizen Army (under Mr. C.O. Wright) Sutton Cadet Corps (Lieutenant Wilson and Sergeant-Major Robinson) and Huthwaite Scouts, Boys’ Brigade, and Cadets (Sergt.-Major Hall). The Rev. Beswick conducted the service.
Notts Free Press – 24th March, 1916.
The death of Private George Starkey (son of Mr. J. Starkey of Sutton Road) which was unofficially, though positively, reported last May and was contradicted in certain quarters, has now been placed beyond all doubt by the official intimation from the War Office, which states that Private Starkey was killed on May 9th , 1915. The usual messages of sympathy from the King and Queen and Lord Kitchener have also been received by his father.

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Written 23 Jul 06 Revised 04 Jul 12 © by Gary Elliott