|Date of birth:||1891|
|Place of birth:||Blackheath|
|Service No.:||Not known|
|Regiment:||Royal Army Service Corps|
|Died:||8 March 1919, aged 27 years|
|Buried:||Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany (Plot IX, Row B, Grave 14)|
Life before the War
George was the third of 8 siblings born to Charles Hide and Mary Emma Beadle (nee Smith). One child is unknown. Charles was born in Erith in 1863 and died in Southampton in 1926. Mary was born in Stockwell and died in Southampton in 1938.
They married in Wandsworth in 1885 but this was a much-travelled couple as is witnessed by the place of birth for the children.
When they eventually settled down in Southampton they lived at The Lodge, Winn Road, Portswood.
George’s siblings were:
- Charles Robert Ghick b. 29.4.1886 Newark N.J d. 13.11.1951 London.
Married Dorothy Lena Gillespie in Royston in 1916.
- Francis Percy Hide b. 1889 Muswell Hill d. ??.
Married Kathleen Raymonde in Portsmouth in 1919.
- George Whitmore
- Mary Pearl Penfold b. 1896 Cowes d. 1897 Cowes
- Ernest William Holloway b. 1899 Cowes d. ?? Sailed to Genoa on 21.1.1926
- Lydia Ellen Annie b. 1901 Cowes d. 1991 Southampton.
Married Wilfred Moore in Southampton in 1934.
- Thom Nonus b. 1903 Cowes d. 1992 Falmouth
George’s battalion would have been part of the British Army of the Rhine, set up in March 1919 to implement the occupation of the Rhineland.
It would appear that George became ill almost as soon as he arrived in Germany, because he succumbed to pneumonia in Cologne in early March 1919.
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