Day, G E
GEORGE EDMUND/EDMOND DAY
Remembered with honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial: Panel 37 and 39.
He enlisted in Aylesbury, Bucks, 29 December 1911 a labourer; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 1 September 1914, and was killed in action at Ypres. Unfortunately, George’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Mary Ann MATTHEWS (formerly DAY, nee BATES) of Tring, Herts, and the late John DAY.
His parents possibly married 10 August 1882 at St Peter’s, Berkhamsted, Herts. Mary remarried 1890 in the Aylesbury district to George MATTHEWS, and died 1941 in the Aylesbury district aged 82.
George was born 1883 in Tring, and resided in Tring.
On the 1891 Census, he is proving elusive. On the 1901 Census, a farm labourer aged 18 [recorded as MATTHEWS] he lived in Buckland, Tring, with his mother, step-father and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a farm labourer aged 28 he still lived in Buckland, with his mother, step-father and three siblings.
Date of death01/11/1914
Age at death31
Place of death
NotesGeorge is possibly the G DAY commemorated at Christ Church
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)