2nd Lieutenant, 6th Battalion Lancashire Fusilliers.

Died 26th August 1916, age 20.

Buried in Lostock Gralam (St. John), UK.

Former member of the University Officer Training Corps



George was born in 1895 t Lostock Gralam to George and Emily Marlow. He was educated at Sir John Deane’s Grammar School, Northwick and County Training College, Crewe and became an assistant school master.

George joined the University Officer Training Corps in early November 1915 and was gazetted as a 2nd Lieutenant in July 1916. While in the O.T.C. he won a 10 mile running race in which there were 600 competitors. On 15th August 1916 he was instructing a squad in bomb-throwing at Whitley Camp. While throwing back his hand the grenade in it came into contact with a short stack projecting above the sandbag partition, rolled away over the partition and exploded on the ground. George received wounds to his leg and after medical attention was taken to Bramshott military hospital, Hampshire, where he died several days later. An inquest returned a verdict of accidental death.