Tatum, George

George Tatum was born in 1896, the son of Edward and Emily Tatum, 1, Church Rd. In 1901 the family was at Buckley Lane: Edward 45 engine mechanic, Emily 45, Ernest 22, Walter 18, Helen 10, George 5 b Buckley, Edith 2. Edward Tatum died in 1908 and the family has not been found in the 1911 census. George was a collier before enlistment.

From the County Herald, October 22, 1915

A number of Buckley soldiers have been reported killed or injured in recent operations. The following are stated to have been killed in action: Private Robert Davies. 9th Batt, R.W.F., 19 years of age who resided with his patents at Mill Lane, Buckley; Private William Roberts, 9th Batt. R.W.F., 23 years of age stated to have been killed in action on the 3rd inst in France, lived with his parents at Ewloe Place, Buckley; and Private George Tatum, 9th Batt. R.W.F., aged 19, whose mother resided at Padeswood Road, Buckley, is reported to have been killed on September 25th. All the above mentioned soldiers were colliers before enlistment

George Tatum was killed at Loos on the same day as two other Buckley boys, Joseph Evans and Robert Davies, possibly alongside each other.

Learn more about the other soldiers on the Buckley Memorial

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