BIRDSALL, Geoffrey

Rank: Private

Year of death: 1918

Date of birth: 1899 (Baptised 5th February 1899 Scarborough)

Date of death: 17th June 1918 age 19

Place of death: France

Service number: 766635

Regiment: 28th Batallion London Regiment (Artists Rifles)

Medals: Victory Medal and British Medal

Cemetery location: Manor Road section V Border 74

Where remembered?:
Every Man Remembered
artistsriflesassociation.org
scarboroughmaritimeheritage.org.uk ref
www.scarboroughsmaritimeheritage.org.uk/greatwar/s32-aisne-marne.php
Report in Scarborough Mercury June 1918
Olivers Mount War Memorial
Also : Artists Rifles Association

Biographical Information

Son of Edgar James (1860-1938) & Lilly Birdsall nee Clarkson who were married on 31st July 1897
Lived at 54 West Street
Had a long association with South Cliff Congregational Church in Ramshill Road
Edgar James Birdsall (Father) was a well known Solicitor in Scarborough practicing at Bank Chambers 2 Huntriss Row
Lilly Birdsall became a Justice of the Peace
Geoffrey Birdsall – Educated at Bootham School York from the age of 11 remaining there until 1917 when he enlisted at Scarborough into the Territorial Force 1st/28th (County of London)Battalion of the London Regiment (Artists Rifles)
Enlisted to train as an officer but attached to the 63rd Royal Naval Division before he could finish his training.
Injured 16th June 1918 in an enemy artillery bombardment and evacuated to the 4th casualty clearing station located near to the Somme village of Pernois where he died on 17th June 1918.
Buried at Pernois British Cemetery Halloy-Les-Pernois Section 2 Row B Grave 10

Inscription

In Loving Memory of Edgar James Birdsall who died February 27th 1938 aged 77 years/Also Lilly Birdsall wife of the above who died July 17th 1940 age 69 years / also Geoffrey only son of the above killed in France June 17th 1918 age 19

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