George was born in 1893. In the 1901 census he was 8 years old and lived in Fron Fownog, Sychdyn. His father was Thomas (a coalminer) and his mother was Mary. He had at that time one sister Annie who was 10 and a little brother Thomas who was 6.
George was a collier before he enlisted and he entered his first theatre of war on 27th September 1915 and served in the machine Gun Section of the RWF for one year and 7 months.
UK Soldiers Who Died in The Great War 1914 to 19 accessible on www.ancestry.co.uk includes an entry for George. It confirms all the military details on the left of this page and adds that he enlisted in Mold. The Register of Soldier’s Effects in which the army calculated what moneys were owed to deceased soldiers, tells us that George died of Wounds (Gas poisoning) on the 30th April 1916. His father Thomas received a payment of £5.. 17sh in 1916. His sister Annie who was then described as his sole legatee, received £7 in 1919. She was by then married and named as Annie Ashton Marsh. Annie had married John Herbert Marsh who was also killed in the war and who has his own page on this website.
George is also commemorated on a family gravestone in Northop Churchyard as follows.
In Loving Memory of Mary
Beloved Wife of Thomas Williams
died Nov 5th 1917 aged 58
Also George Henry
Son of the above killed in
action and buried in France.
April 30 1916
Age 22 yrs.
Rest in Peace
Also the above named
died 8th June 1934 aged 81 years.
Peace at last.