Edwin George

Memorial: Pilning

Regiment: Royal Hampshire Regiment

Rank and number: Private 25589

Parents: William H and Emily George

Marital status: Married

Home address: Pillhead Cottages, New Passage, Redwick, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Apprentice to a printer in Almondsbury, then compositor

Date of birth: 1884

Place of birth: Lostwithiel, Cornwall

Date of death: 1916

Age: 33

Further information:

Edwin was the son of William and Emily George, born in 1884 in Lostwithiel, Cornwall. William George was born in Liskeard, Cornwall in 1848, and Emily George was born in 1851 in Devonport, Devon. William was a steam engine driver at a factory in 1891. Their children were Mary (17) a domestic servant, Annie (15) a domestic servant, Winifred (12) and Edwin (7)

In 1901 census William and Emily, together with Winifred and Edwin, were living at Pillhead Cottages, New Passage, Redwick together with Emily’s elderly father Joseph Chapman, aged 81, described as an invalid, a former coachman. William George was then a stationary engine driver with the railway. Winifred, now 22 years old, was a self employed dressmaker and 17 years old Edwin was apprentice to a printer in Almondsbury

By the 1911 census Edwin is married to Elsie, who was born in 1887 in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. Edwin is a printer's compositor and they are living at 30 Commercial Road, Newport, South Wales

In 1916, at the age of 33, Edwin joined the 3rd Battalion (Reserve) of the Hampshire Regiment

Researching Edwin George, the details of his military record and where he met his death are ongoing, as his name has not been found in the CWGC Records

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Publication: Village Heroes. Pilning and Severn Beach History Group. Nancy Vowles and Val George researched and put together the information