Remembered with honour Le Trou Aid Post Cemetery: Row C, Grave 7.
He enlisted in London 3 November 1900 a labourer; served in the South African Campaign, and was awarded the Q.S.A. medal 1902. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 12 November 1914, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, George’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of the late Richard and Susan (nee ELEMENT) FINAL of Watford.
His parents married 21 September 1878 at St Mary’s, Rickmansworth, Herts. Susan, of Mill End, Herts, died 1885 aged 47, and was buried 26 August at St Mary’s, Rickmansworth. Richard remarried 26 June 1887 at St Mary’s, Rickmansworth, to Mary Eliza ELLEMENT. He died 1905 in Watford aged 71, and was buried 17 August in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.
George was born 1882 in Chorley Wood, Herts.
On the 1891 Census, aged 9 he lived in Bushey, Herts, with his father, step-mother and one sibling. On the 1901 Census, a Private in the Grenadier Guards aged 20, he was stationed in Windsor, Berks. On the 1911 Census, he is proving elusive.
Date of death14/12/1914
Age at death34
Place of death
- 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)