Killed in Action
7th December 1915
7th Battalion Rifle Brigade
8 Ollershaw Lane
Why did he return to Marston? And the big question; Why did he enlist again with a pregnant wife just about to give birth?
In August 1914, the Government's propaganda machine was in full swing. George having previously served in the army, may well have been thinking the campaign would be over quickly. The first shots in anger being fired by the British at the Battle of Mons on the 23rd August 1914 occurred just four days before he signed his papers. He also joined as a Lance Corporal. I am left wondering once he landed in France on the 1st September 1914 and seeing the blood bath and the start of trench warfare, he may have regretted that decision. He did volunteer, he wasn't conscripted.