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George was born in Wolverhampton in 1895, but I have not been able to find him or his family in either the 1901 or 1911 census. He married Rose Baker in Wolverhampton in 1909, and had three daughters – Beatrice (1909), Rose (1913) and Marion (1915)

On 3 April 1915 he enlisted with the 2nd/6th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment (service number 3937, and 241368). HIs address at this date was 87 Mill House, Poole Street, Wolverhampton. On 12 May 1916, his name was listed in the Express & Star as having been wounded (although his surname was incorrectly given as “Duckerfield”). His Pension Records state that this happened in action on 29 April 1916 in Dublin during the Irish Rebellion, when he when he received a bullet wound through the posterior of his left left. It was only a flesh woundm as nio bnones or large nerves were involved, but there was some injury to the achilles tendon. This meant that he was unable to put his left heel to the ground while walking with a stick, and was unable to wark far. On 21 December 1916 he was transferred to the Reserve, and discharged on 31 July 1917 “not to be compulsorily posted for service under the Military Service (Review of Exemptions) Act 1917”. His address was later given as 47 Pountney Street, Wolverhampton.On 14 March 2017, he was awarded the Silver War Badge (number 153,975).

George and Rose had a further two daughters – Elizabeth E. (1918) and Florence (1924). I have not been able to find details of his death.

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