|Date of birth:||1885|
|Place of birth:||Southampton|
|Regiment:||Duke of Edinburgh’s (Wiltshire Regiment)|
|Battalion:||1/4th (TF) Battalion|
|Died:||9th October 1918 aged 33 years|
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:
Laura Isabel b.1878 and d.1881
Ethel May b.1882
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.
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.
|Published:||28th May 2015|
|Updated:||Insert dates here|
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