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Friday, 13 December 2013

Flashback Friday - War Grave - George James Devonshire

**Originally posted 31st October 2012**
 
 
 
"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 James Devonshire was born in 1891 in Slough Buckinghamshire (now Berkshire) to William Herbert Devonshire, a butcher, and his wife Sarah Ann May.
  
In 1901 George and his family were living in Middle Green, Langley Marsh, Buckinghamshire.  However in 1911 George can be found working as a cowman on a farm and lodging with Emma Plum a 66 year old widow and her son Fred, in Hurley Village, Berkshire.
 
On 19th November 1915 George enlisted with the Royal Berkshire Regiment.  Unfortunately I can find no more information on George's time in the Royal Berks.
 
Sadly George was to pass away the day after World War I came to an end.
 
 


2 comments:

  1. Think you had better check the date you posted as 1919. Poor soul

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    1. Beneath Thy Feet13 December 2013 12:21

      Thank you for pointing that out. I'm always doing stuff like that. It should say 1915. I shall amend it now.

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