Private 16919 George Henry Hales

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Died of Wounds on Wednesday, 21st March 1917, age 22.
Buried in Grave IV. C. 32. at Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France.

1st Bn., Grenadier Guards. 3 (Gds) Brigade of Guards Division.

Born: Tipton, Enlisted: Stoke-on-Trent, Resident: Stoke-on-Trent.

First landed France & Flanders, 8th November 1914.
Medal entitlement: 1914 Star, 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/31141/

Genealogical Data

Birth of George Henry Hales registered December quarter 1894 in Dudley.

1901 Census
3 Albert Street, Brindley Ford, Chell, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs.
Christopher Small (55, Iron Worker - Puddler, born Dudley), his wife Elizabeth (53, born Dudley Port), their 3 children: George (22, Iron Worker - Puddler, born Dudley), James (17, Iron Roller, born Wolstanton), Maria (12, School, born Wolstanton), and Alice (10, School, born Wolstanton); plus their 2 grandchildren: Lizzie Small (9, born Wolstanton), and George Hales (6, born Dudley).

1911 Census
3 Albert Street, Brindley Ford, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs.
Elizabeth Small (63, Widow, born Dudley Port), and 4 of her 6 surviving children of 12: James (27, Iron Roller, born Brindley Ford, Staffs), Alice (20, born Brindley Ford, Staffs), Lizzie (17, Domestic Servant, born Brindley Ford, Staffs), and Lily (15, born Brindley Ford, Staffs), also her adopted son George Hales (16, Miner - Taker-off in Coal Pit, born Dudley Port).

Personal Data

Commemorated on the Brindley Ford War Memorial.

Action resulting in his death

Still to be researched. Contact me if required.

Newspaper Cuttings