16157, Private, George Henry DENNIS
8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Born in Newmarket in Q3-1893 [Newmarket 3b:498] to Harry and Susan Alice DENNIS (née PRYKE) of Icewell Hill, Newmarket.
1901 census...George  was at The Duddery (part of The Rookery), Newmarket, with his father Harry , hairdresser born Fordham; mother Alice  born London, and his brother Albert  born Kirtling, and sisters Rebecca ; Mabel and Minnie , all Newmarket born.
1911 census...George was boots to Mr Wilson in The Avenue, Newmarket. His parents and sisters Rebecca; Minnie and Alice  born Newmarket were still at the Duddery. Brother Albert was a barman at The Wheatsheaf, Regents Street, Newmarket.
George enlisted in Newmarket. The dead from 49 C.C.S.and 9 C.C.S. are the majority of the graves in Contay Cemetery. The 8th Suffolks, part of
the 53rd Brigade, 18th (Eastern) Division ,had been involved in the capture of Thiepval at the end of September. The Battle of Ancre 13th-19th November 1916 was
the final battle of what is known now as the Battle of the Somme and the Suffolks were heavily involved in it. It is impossible to know exactly where
or when George was wounded, but it would have been quite close to Contay and not long before his death|
His elder brother Albert was killed 4 months earlier.. see here
photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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