George Tattersall

Memorial: Yate - St Mary's Church Lych Gate

Regiment: Royal Air Force

Medals: 1939–45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, War Medal 1939–1945

Rank and number: Sergeant

Parents: George Edward and Elizabeth Tattersall

Marital status: Married

Home address: Parents: Oldham, Lancashire George and Elsie: 24 Council Houses, Nibley Yate

Pre-war occupation: Not known

Date of birth: 09/12/1894

Date of death: 17/01/1941

Buried/Commemorated at: Commemorated at Runnymede memorial and on St Mary’s Church Yate Lychgate

Age: 46

Further information:

George served with the 749 Squadron, RAF and had previously served in the King’s Rifle Corps during the first world war where he was awarded the Star Medal, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. He married Elsie in 1920 during the inter-war and moved to Yate with his wife where they had two daughters. He joined the RAF in WW2 and died at sea in 1941 whilst travelling with his squadron on their way from Liverpool to Piarco airbase Trinidad. The unescorted passenger steamship SS Almeda Star, was hit by torpedoes and shells fired from U-boat U 96 and sank about 250 miles west of the Outer Hebrides. There were no survivors from 360 crew and passengers.

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