George Frederick Weavers

Date of birth:                     1879
Place of birth:                    Beccles, Suffolk
Service No.:                       307009
Rank:                                     Private
Regiment / Division:      Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Battalion:                             2/8th Battalion
Died:                                      14th December 1917 aged 38 years
Death Location:                France

Life before the War
George was born 1879 in Beccles, Suffolk.  His parents were George David born 1860 Beccles, Suffolk and Mary Ann, nee Preston, born 1857 Thurlton, Norfolk.

He was the eldest child and his 10 younger siblings were:

Alfred Orlando                                             b.1881
William Ernest aka Ernest William     b.1883
Arthur Henry                                                b.1884
Mildred Edith M                                          b.1886
Clifford Gordon                                           b.1888
Albert Edward                                              b.1890 – d.1918
Victor John                                                    b.1893
Eveline Winifred E                                     b.1895
Herbert Ronald                                            b.1897
Ellen Susannah                                             b.1900

In the 1881 and 1891 censuses the family were living at Peddars Lane, Beccles, Suffolk.  George David was working as a Carpenter Journeyman.

They had moved to Jones’s Score, Beccles by the 1901 census.  George was still working as a Carpenter.  Arthur was employed as a Bricklayers Labourer.

The family had moved again by 1911 and lived at 26 Newmarket Row, Market Row, Beccles.  George junior was working as a Tanners Labourer, Arthur was employed as a Grocer’s Assistant and married to Lilian who had joined the household, Albert was working as a Foundry Labourer and Victor was a Baker’s Assistant.  Their father George David was a patient at Beccles Hospital, Fair Close Road, Beccles.

Between the 1911 census and the deaths of George and Albert in WWI, some of the family had moved to Southampton living at 74 Orchard Lane.  George David died in 1944 in Southampton.

Brother Albert’s War Service

Name:                                     Albert Edward Weavers
Death Date:                         12 Mar 1918
Death Location:                 Egypt
Enlistment Location:       Southampton
Rank:                                      Drummer
Regiment:                             Hampshire Regiment
Battalion:                             2/5th (T.F.) Battalion
Number:                               241260
Type of Casualty:             Killed in action
Theatre of War:                Egyptian Theatre

Please select Albert’s name if you want to read his story.

George’s War Service

War Service Record:
When George enlisted, he gave his address as 74 Orchard Lane, Southampton.  He confirmed he had previously served with the 5th Suffolk Regiment for 14 years.  He entered the service with the 5th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment from 10th October 1914 and then transferred to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment on 16th May 1916.  George was posted to France on 23rd May 1916.  On the 14th December 1917 he was killed in action in the field.  He gave his father George David as next of kin residing at 74 Orchard Lane. His medals, personal possessions and plaque were forwarded to his father.

Name:                                     George Frederick Weavers
Death Date:                          14 Dec 1917
Death Location:                 France & Flanders
Enlistment Location:       Southampton
Rank:                                      Private
Regiment:                             Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Battalion:                              2/8th Battalion
Number:                                307009
Type of Casualty:             Killed in action
Theatre of War:                Western European Theatre
Comments:                          Formerly 2811, Hants Regt.

George is Remembered with Honour on the Thiepval Memorial, France.

Thiepval Memorial Register:
“Weavers, Pte. George Frederick, 307009. 2nd/8th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regt. 14th Dec., 1917”.

George was entitled to the British Service and Victory Medals.

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