Rank: Lance Sergeant
Year of death: 1916
Date of birth: 1882
Date of death: 17/9/1916
Place of death: France
Service number: 1559
Regiment: 5th Battalion Yorkshire Alexander Regiment
Cemetery location: Section O
Where remembered?: Arcanac Military Monument
George was the son of Elizabeth and William, a weaving overseer. He served in the army before the war and re-enlisted in July 1914. He married Emily Peacock and lived at 19a Scalby Road.
He fought in the Battle of St Julien, Ypres in 1915 and was wounded and evacuated to England via 18th General Hospital, France. He returned to France where he was killed in action aged 32. His widow died 11/9/1923 aged 34.
Thomas Peacock, his cousin, also died in WW1 and is commemorated on the same headstone.