F. C. George
Service no. S/31588
Rifleman, Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion
Died age 19 on 31 July 1917
Born in Lambeth; enlisted in Lambeth; lived in Wandsworth
CWGC: “Son of William and Sarah E. George, of 27A, Goldsboro’ Rd., Springfield Estate, Wandsworth, London.”
Remembered at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium
National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918
GEORGE, F. C., Rifleman, Rifle Brigade
He joined in 1917 and in March of that year proceeded overseas. During his service on the Western Front he took part in many engagements, and did very good work with his Battalion. He gave his life for the freedom of England in July 1917 near Hill 60, and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
“And doubtless he went in splendid company.”
27A Goldsboro’ Road, Wandsworth Road, S.W.8.
Information from the 1911 census
In 1911 Frederick Charles George, born in South Lambeth, lived with his parents, sister and uncle at 27a Goldsboro Road, Wandsworth. His father, William George, 41, was a railway porter, born in Old Basing, Hampshire; his mother Sarah E. George, 39, was born in Battersea. Zillah, Frederick’s sister, 16, was a dressmaker’s apprentice born in South Lambeth, and his uncle, Frederick George, 35, was a foreman horsekeeper.