George Beaver

Memorial: Warmley - Memorial Gardens - Stanley Road

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Gunner 162834

Parents: Unknown

Marital status: Married

Home address: Opposite the Warmley Post Office, High Street, Warmley, Bristol. Also on Warmley High Street, Warmley, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Boot Clicker

Date of birth: c. 1880

Date of death: 21/03/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Vaulx Hill Cemetery, France

Age: 37

Further information:

In 1911, George and two of his sisters (or half sisters) were living with their widowed Grandmother Elizabeth Baber, although the grandchildren spelt their surname as Beaver. Going back to the 1881 census, George H was with living in his grandmothers house (spelt Elizabeth Beaver), and one of Elizabeth's seven children was probably the mother or father to George (all were recorded as single).

In 1901, George alongside his grandmother Elizabeth were the only occupants of the house in Warmley. (recorded as Baber). My best guess is that one of Elizabeth's daughters Emily or Ann was the mother to an illegitimate George, and he was left to be brought up by his grandmother. Both Emily and Ann went on to marry in the 1890's.

George and Annie had two children, Graham George born 28.6.14 and Cecil Jack born 29.12.1915.

George Beaver served in the 81st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery and was Killed in Action on 21/03/1918.

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Findmypast (Soldiers Died during the Great War, 1901 & 1911 Census etc), Researcher John Davis.