Private 103872 George Gulliver

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Died Home on Sunday, 24th July 1921, age 28.
Buried in Grave C. "C." 175. at Tipton Cemetery, Staffordshire, United Kingdom.

1st Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regt.). 24th Brigade of 8th Division.
Formerly 48729 South Staffordshire Regiment.

Son of William and Sarah Gulliver, of 56, Waterloo St., Tipton.
Born: Tipton, Enlisted: Unknown, Resident: Tipton.

First landed France & Flanders, post 31st December 1915.
Medal entitlement: British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Not commemorated on any Tipton memorial.
Commemorated here because identified as Tipton on 'Soldiers Died in the Great War'.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/395344/

Genealogical Data

1901 Census
54 Park Lane Passage, Tipton, Staffs.
William Gulliver (37, Coal Worker above ground, born Tipton), his wife Sarah (26, born Tipton), and their 4 children: George (7, born Tipton), William (6, born Tipton), Thomas (3, born Tipton), and David (1, born Tipton).

1911 Census
54 Union Street, Tipton, Staffs.
William Gulliver (46, Canal Boat Unloader, born Tipton), his wife Sarah (36, born Henley in Arden), and their 8 surviving children of 9: George (17, Labourer at Iron Foundry, born Tipton), William (16, Labourer at Iron Foundry, born Tipton), Thomas (13, Labourer at Coal Dealer's, born Tipton), David (11, School, born Tipton), Sarah Jane (8, School, born Tipton), Emmie (6, School, born Tipton), Joseph (4, School, born Tipton), and Mary Ann (2, born Tipton).

Personal Data

None Available.

Action resulting in his death

George died in 1921 but still has a Commonwealth War Graves headstone in Tipton cemetery. From this we can tell that his war service was thought to be contributory to his death, whether from sickness or wounds.

Newspaper Cuttings