Corporal George Richard Billson

Army Number : 266403 (formerly 4649)

Battalion : 1/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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Born at Sheffield, Yorkshire and lived at 7 Arthur Terrace, Independence Street, Radford, Nottingham. Son of Frederick and Maria Billson, of 34, Hawksley Road, Hyson Green, Nottingham. He was a hoist attendant at John Player and Sons Ltd, Nottingham, (Tobacco Factory) prior to enlisting at Nottingham. He was killed in action, 19th May 1917, aged 23, during a raid on Nash Valley near Loos, France.

Corporal George Richard Billson

Buried : Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, France. Plot 2. Row O. Grave 16.

Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, France.

Corporal George Richard Billson is also commemorated on the following local memorials:-
John Player War Memorial, (Horizon Factory), Thane Road, Nottingham.
Victoria Embankment War Memorial, Nottingham.

Victoria Embankment War Memorial, Nottingham.
Victoria Embankment War Memorial, Nottingham.