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nealeThe Express & Star on 4 June 1915 showed this photograph of Private George Neale, of the 2nd Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment, who had been killed in action. The article included the information that he had worked on the Great Western Railway, lived at 17 Cleveland Road, Wolverhampton, and had served for seven years in the Army.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission confirms he died on 27 October 1914, and his regiment number was 8008. He is commemorated at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. His medal index card includes his disembarkation date as 12 August 1914, and the Army Register of Soldiers’ Effects lists his next of kin as his mother Sarah, and brothers William and Alfred. However, I have been unable to confirm any further details about this man. If anybody has any additional information, we would love to hear it!

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