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Wednesday 24 October 2012

War Grave Wednesday - G. Grove

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them".
George Grove was born in Bray Berkshire in 1883 to John Grove, a gardener, and Emma Styles.

On the 1891 Census, George can be found living with his parents and siblings at 1 Martins Cottages, Boyne Hill, Maidenhead, Berkshire.

From 1901 George and his brother Arthur Henry lived with their uncle and aunt George and Mary Hunter.  The break up of the Grove family was caused by the death of Emma in 1900.  John Grove spent the years leading up to his own death lodging in various public and common lodging houses.

Sometime after the outbreak of war George enlisted with the Worcestershire Labour Corps Regiment.  Labour Corps were generally made of of men who were not fit for service in the trenches.

Geogre was to pass away on 24th October 1918 in Wareham Dorset.


  1. I agree -- I like the photo. And I'm always impressed by how much information you find!


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