Remembered with honour Thiepval Memorial: Pier and Face 13C.
He enlisted in London April 1915 in the Civil Service Rifles, and went to France the following October. In December 1915 he was wounded and spent four months in a base hospital, rejoining his Regiment in April 1916. He took part in the attacks on Vimy Ridge and on the Somme. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 27 October 1915, and was killed by a shell while helping to consolidate captured ground 19* September 1916. Unfortunately, George’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a Death announcement for George in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 7 October 1916; plus In Memoriams in the issues dated 15 September 1917, 14 September 1918 and 20 September 1919.
Son of George and Ellen (nee HILL) AISH of Bushey, Herts.
His parents married 1884 at Chorlton on Medlock Registry Office, Lancs. Ellen died 25 January 1930 in Bushey aged 71, and was buried 29 January in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; George died 6 February 1936 in Bushey aged 76, and was buried 8 February, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
George was born 8 May 1888 in Manchester, and baptised 1 July 1888 at the Methodist Free Church, Ardwick, Lancs. He attended first Callowland Infants’ School, Watford; then Callowland Boys’ School, Watford from 14 January 1895 to 14 September 1900 when he gained a scholarship, and attended Watford Grammar School from October 1900 to June 1902. He resided in Bushey.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1891 Census, aged 2 he lived in Gorton, Manchester, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1901 Census, aged 12 he lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a railway clerk aged 22, he lived in Bushey, with his parents and two siblings.
Unit1st/15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles)
Date of death15*/09/1916
Age at death26*
Place of death
NotesHis brother William survived the war
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