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Captain, 8th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment.

Died of wounds 8th November 1917, aged 27.

Buried at Chocques Military Cemeterym France.

Student of chemistry.


 

George, born in 1890, was the eldest son of George and Ada Kew of Cheetham, Manchester. He started at Manchester University in 1914, while an employee of Levenstein and Co., a chemical manufacturer. George was a member of the University Officer Training Corps from November 1914 to April 1915 and was gazetted to the 8th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment. He spent some time as Commandant of 75th Infantry Brigade School of Instruction at St Omer in France. Little else is currently known about his war service though his record does survive at The National Archives. He left effects woth £321 10s 10d to his father, a manufacturer and his grave is inscribed “He fought the good fight”.