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Lieutenant, 19th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

Killed in action 17th April 1918.

Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

Student of engineering.


 

George was the only child of Thomas & Jane Proctor. He was born in 1893 and educated at Giggleswick School. In 1912 he entered Manchester University and was an apprentice at Messrs. Rusworth’s Crane Works. From 19th January 1915 to 24th February 1915 he was a member of the University Officer Training Corps. He spent some time as an instructor and served on the Somme where he contracted trench fever and was on sick leave when his mother died at Easter 1917. He was killed in action in April 1918. He left effects worth £93 19s 7d to Margaret Proctor, his widow to whom he had married in 1915.