Rank: Private
Number: 2826
Unit: 1/6th Battalion CHESHIRE REGIMENT
Date of Death: 13 November 1916
Age: 26
Cemetery: Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme,France

George was married, with two children, and lived at 14 Rowland Street, Heaton Norris. He worked as a doubler for C E Bennett Ltd at the company’s Bengal and Union cotton mills in Manchester. He is commemorated on the Company’s entry in the Manchester Roll of Honour (page 495). In his spare time, he played football for the Brinksway team.

He enlisted in the army, at Stockport, on 24 October 1914 and probably went overseas in the following spring. He was killed in the Battalion’s first major attack described here. A comrade later wrote to his wife “He fought to the last and died a gallant hero.”

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