George Robert Stinson (1888–1969)


Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 19454

9th Battalion

Lincolnshire Regiment 43167 7th, 10th & 8th Battalions

Photo Mark Stinson

George Stinson

George Robert Stinson was born in 1888 at Crich the son of Jonathan and Martha Annie Stinson. He married Edith Lilian Marriott 28 March 1910 at St Michael's Church, South Normanton. He died at Chesterfield on 19 January 1969.

Photo Mark Stinson

George Robert Stinson

George Robert Stinson

Notes [Steve Morse]
From his Medal Index Card his theatre of entry being Egypt in November 1915 seems odd. The 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters were still on Gallipoli at this time. He also served in 7th, 10th and 8th Battalions Lincolnshire Regiment.  It is possible that once the 9th battalion Foresters arrived back in France he was transferred to 7th Linc’s. A large number of Foresters men moved out in late July and early August 1916. When in Egypt the Foresters had an extra large battalion which was trimmed down on return to France.  As he would have enlisted in November 1914 it seems peculiar why he did not go straight to the 9th battalion. 

Newspaper report

Derbyshire Courier 24th of August 1918
Mrs G Stinson, of Carter Lane, South Normanton, has received information that her husband, Sgt G Stinson, son of Mr and Mrs Jonathan Stimson, Waterlane, has been wounded in the thigh and foot, and is at the Base ready for coming to England. Sgt Stinson, who is in the Lincoln Regiment, has seen three years active service in the Dardanelles, Egypt and France, and was recommended only last week by his commanding officer for a commission. Sgt Stinson has two brothers in the army. Cpl B J Stinson, who has been three years in France, has been wounded four times, and has now been appointed physical training instructor at a Midland camp. Private Levi Stinson has also been three years in France. He was taken prisoner last March, after having his leg broken and a bullet through the neck. His father and mother have several letters from him, in which he says he’s going on all right and is being kindly treated.

Medal Card Index
He was awarded the British War, Victory and 15-Star Medals.
He entered Egypt on 7 November 1915.
Demobbed 25 April 1919.
Rank of Sergeant.

1939 Register: Carter Lane, Blackwell
George R Stinson b.9 January 1888; Collier dataller, (below)
Edith L Stinson b.3 July 1890
Harold Stinson b. 8 February 1920; colliaery banksman, (above)
Edith Wise (Stinson) b.11 March 1921; sweet shop assistant

George Stinson married Edith Lilian Marriott 28 March 1910 at St Michael's Church, South Normanton


His brothers Jonathan Levi Stinson and William Edward Stinson are also on the Roll.


1891: Chadwickwick Nick, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Hannah Stinson Head (widow) 53   Crich
Edward Stinson son 19 General labourer Crich
Sarah Stinson daughter 15 Cotton factory hand Crich
Frances Stinson daughter 13 Cotton factory hand Crich
Robert Stinson son 11 Scholar Crich
George Stinson grandson 3   Crich

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1901: South Normanton, Derbyshire

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Jonathan Stinson Head 38 Coal miner, banksman Alderwasley
Martha Stinson wife 37   Derbyshire
Edward Stinson son 16 Coal miner Alderwasley
Jonathan Stinson son 15 Coal miner Derbyshire
George Stinson son 13 Coal miner Derbyshire
Mary Stinson daughter 11   Derbyshire
Berty Stinson son 9   Sheffield
Frances Stinson daughter 7   Derbyshire
Elsie Stinson daughter 3   South Normanton
Edith Stinson daughter 1   South Normanton

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1911: Carter Lane, South Normanton

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
George Stinson Head 23 Coal miner, hewer Ambergate
Lilian Stinson wifw 20   South Normanton
Richard Stinson son 7 months   South Normanton

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