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WW1 Research - George R BATSON
« on: Tuesday 31 July 12 15:50 BST (UK) »
I am researching casualties from WW1 for the Wilts OPC Project.  One of the men named on a plaque in the St. Catherine's Church Sedgehill Wiltshire is George Batson. 

Found birth reg of George Robert Batson Mar Q 1883 Sherborne RD Dorset

Sgt George Robert Batson killed in action 16 Aug 1917, commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium (5th Bn Dorset Regt)

George Robert Batson married Flora Ellen Smith in Sherborne RD 1909

Can anyone add any information please?

Thankyou.  LC


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Re: WW1 Research - George R BATSON
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 31 July 12 16:32 BST (UK) »
Here is his baptism

Name:   George Robert Batson
Baptism Date:   1 Apr 1883
Parish:   Trent
Father's Name:   Charles Batson  (A labourer)
Mother's Name:   Jane


Also his marriage

George Robert Batson
Age:   about 31
Marriage 30 May 1909
Parish:   Sherborne
Father's Name:   Charles Batson
Spouse's Name:   Flora Ellen Smith
Spouse's Father's Name:   Arthur Joseph England

George was a carter,  Charles was a labourer and Arthur a carpenter. Flora was a widow at the time of the marriage.
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Re: WW1 Research - George R BATSON
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 31 July 12 16:35 BST (UK) »
Hi,

1891 census George R Batson (b 1884) with parents Charles and Jane.  Siblings are Sarah A (1879), Charles (1886), Percy N (1889).  Living at Rigg Lane, Trent, Sherborne.


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Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: WW1 Research - George R BATSON
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 31 July 12 16:37 BST (UK) »
Charles Batson married Jane Sanders, Dec quarter 1876, Sherbourne 5A  841
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Re: WW1 Research - George R BATSON
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 31 July 12 16:44 BST (UK) »
This is speedy work Groom! 

I have found two sets of "sign up" papers on FindMyPast, but I don't have time to study right now.

Will come back.  LC

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Re: WW1 Research - George R BATSON
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 02 August 12 15:06 BST (UK) »
Had a look through the files on George Batson and it seems he applied to join the army in 1899 but failed the medical;  he applied again in 1901 and passed, spent 5 years in India and was eventually discharged in1908 for misconduct, striking an officer.  Hence 2 sets of docs on FindMyPast.  I presume he was then called up for WW1.

Can anyone help with his wife - it seems she was Flora Ellen Smith, a widow, when she married George in 1909.  On War Graves Photographic, it says "Flore E Parham (formerly Batson) of Westcombe Evercreech Somerset". 

So she evidently married for a third time.  What I really need is her maiden name.  Am trying to find the connection between George and the memorial in Sedgehill Wiltshire - did they live there prior to WW1 perhaps (after 1911 Census when they were in Hampshire)?

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Re: WW1 Research - George R BATSON
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 02 August 12 16:34 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Flora married John W Parham DecQ 1917 in Salisbury, Wiltshire.



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Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
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Re: WW1 Research - George R BATSON
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 02 August 12 16:46 BST (UK) »


So she evidently married for a third time.  What I really need is her maiden name. 

Hi,

Groom has found her maiden name via George's marriage;  Spouse:  Flora Ellen Smith but Spouse's Father is Arthur Joseph ENGLAND.

Flora Ellen ENGLAND married Arthur Edward J SMITH  DecQ 1903 in Sherborne.

There is a death for an Arthur Edward J Smith (age 26) in MarQ 1908 in Sherborne.


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Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: WW1 Research - George R BATSON
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 02 August 12 17:10 BST (UK) »
How clever!  Thank you very much Nanny Jan.  That rules out my theory that George & Flora may have been living in Sedgehill because she was from the area. 

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