George Oliver Attwood

Memorial: South Gloucestershire war dead not on a local memorial

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 20054

Parents: Emma and Joseph Attwood

Marital status: Single

Home address: Dundridge Lane, St. George, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Mason's Labourer

Date of birth: 1883

Place of birth: St. George, Bristol

Date of death: 03/09/1916

Buried/Commemorated at: No known burial site but commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France but no commemorated on a local memorial.

Age: 33

Further information:

George was born in St. George in Bristol, the son of a market gardener and a middle child of eight with six brothers and a sister.

George’s battalion (the 12th) mobilised to France in November 1915 and by July 1916 were engaged in the Battles of the Somme (1 Jul 1916 – 18 Nov 1916). It was during one of these battles, the Battle of Guillemont (3–6 September 1916) that George was killed. The outcome of The Battles of The Somme was indecisive and cost the allies 420,000 casualties including George. George’s body was never identified and Thiepval Memorial where he is remembered, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and who have no known grave.

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

This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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Some information supplied by Kingswood Heritage Museum