George Edward Mayo
Memorial: Longwell Green, United Church
Regiment: The Welsh Regiment
Rank and number: Private 61618
Parents: Samuel and Diana Mayo
Home address: Laura House, Longwell Green, Willsbridge, Bristol
Pre-war occupation: Bootmaker
Date of birth: 1887
Place of birth: Oldland Common, Bristol
Date of death: 06/11/1917
Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine
George was born at Oldland Common, the son of a miner and a middle child of eight children with three sisters and four brothers. His younger brother Frank died a year after George, also in the service of his country.
George enlisted in the Army in August 1914 when he was described as 5'6 ½ " tall and weighing 9st 4lb with brown hair blue eyes and a fresh complexion. He served with the 24th Battalion, Welsh Regiment, with his battalion as part of the British Expeditionary Force, he embarked for France in July 1915 and served there until January 1916 when he was posted with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in July 1917. George was killed in action during the Capture of the Sheria Position, an action during the Third Battle of Gaza (27th October - 6th November 1917). Beersheba where George is buried, fell to the allies on 31st October 1917.
By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):
With kind permission of Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
Reproduced with the kind permission of Findmypast: https://www.findmypast.co.uk/