|Date of birth:||1886|
|Place of birth:||Southampton|
|Rank / Service No:||Private, 7683|
|Died:||19th December 1914, aged 28 years|
|Buried:||Lancashire Cottage Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainault, Belgium (Plot II, Row B, Grave 1)|
George was the second of 9 siblings born to Alfred George and Annie Emily Jane Bulstrode, who it is believed married in 1885.
Alfred was born in Ryde in 1853 and died in Southampton in 1909.
Annie was born in Southampton and she passed away in the city in 1926.
John William Alfred b. 1885 Southampton d. 30 November 1942 He was one of 3 crew who perished when their vessel was torpedoed off Madagascar.
Clara Emily b. 1889 Southampton d. 1965 Southampton Married Francis Tull in Southampton in 1915.
Alice Irene b. 1891 Southampton d. 1896 Southampton
Orlando Henry b. 1893 Southampton d. 1894 Southampton
Harold Lancelot b. 1895 Southampton d. 1899 Southampton
Kathleen Annie b. 1897 Southampton d. 1981 Southampton Married John C. Wilson in Southampton in 1928.
Jessie F. b. 1900 Southampton d. 1914 Southampton
James Harris b. 1902 Southampton d. 1971 Southampton
The Hampshire 1st became part of the 11th Brigade of the 4th Division prior to their departure for France in August 1914.
George and 12 of his colleagues died 5 days before the unofficial Christmas“truce” came into force. There were few battles during the winter of 1914, with both sides spending their days shoring up defensive trenches.
The cemetery was started by the 1st East Lancashires (who have 84 graves in it) and the 1st Hampshires (who have 56 graves) in November 1914.
It was used as a front-line cemetery until March 1916 and occasionally later.
The cemetery contains 256 Commonwealth WW1 burials, and 13 German graves.
George’s headstone reads : “At rest with the Lord.”
|Published:||22nd June 2016|
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