George Wallbridge

Date of birth: 1885
Place of birth: Southampton
Service No.: 202058
Rank: Private
Regiment: Duke of Edinburgh’s (Wiltshire Regiment)
Battalion: 1/4th (TF) Battalion
Died: 9th October 1918 aged 33 years
Death location: Egypt

 

Life before the War
George was the 6th of 9 children born to parents Frederick, who was born in 1859 and baptised on 2nd January 1859 in Dorset, and Mary A, nee Mansbridge, who was born in 1855 and died in 1900.  Frederick and Mary married in 1875.

George’s siblings – 3 sisters and 5 brothers – were:

Frederick b.1875

Laura Isabel b.1878 and d.1881

Thomas b.1879

Ethel May b.1882

Harry b.1883

Charles b.1888

Ernest b.1893

Hilda Eliza b.1895

The family were living at 114 Millbank Street, St. Mary’s Parish, Southampton in 1891.  Frederick senior was an Engine Maker Turner.

By 1901 Frederick was a widower. The family had moved to 60 Clarence Street, St. Mary’s Parish.  Frederick senior was working at a shipyard as an Engineer. Tom was an Engineer’s Apprentice whilst Harry was an Apprentice Carpenter. Frederick’s mother in law Mary Mansbridge was living with them.

There is no trace of George after the 1901 census.

 

Gaza War Memorial

Gaza War Memorial

War Service
We are not able to ascertain much information about the action George participated in during his service although his service records confirm that he was a casualty of the war and died in the Egyptian Theatre.

George is Remembered with Honour at the Gaza War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza).  He was entitled to the British Service and Victory Medals.

 

Researcher: Becky Lonergan
Published: 28th May 2015
Updated: Insert dates here

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