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Person Details

GROVE, George

Memorials

Name: Maidenhead St. Ives Road, Maidenhead
NIWM Ref: 7882
RBWM Ref: WM119
Name: All Saints Church - WWI Plaque Boyn Hill Road, Maidenhead
NIWM Ref: 3859
RBWM Ref: WM129

Person Details

Place of birth: Bray
Gender: Male
Date of death: 24/10/1918
Place of death: At home
Manner of death: Died
Age at death: 33
Cemetery Name: Boyn Hill All Saints Churchyard
CWGC Ref: 648670
TWGPP Ref: 1084158
Address: 7 Broadway Maidenhead

Military details

Joined: Transferred
Military Organisation: Army
Rank: Private
Service Number: 353527
Joined: Attest - Derby Scheme
Military Organisation: Army
Military Unit/Group: Worcestershire Regiment
Rank: Private

Relatives

Father John GROVE
Mother Emma GROVE
Aunt Mary HUNTER
Uncle George HUNTER

Additional information

The official records list that George Grove died at home on the 28th of October 1918, but does not list a cause of death. It is likely to have been caused by disease or long term injury. Many soldiers were sent for treatment or recuperation in Britiain and some were sent back to their families due to the strain on medical facilities. On the CWGC site George's next of kin is given as his Aunt Mrs Mary Hunter who lived at 7, Broadway, Maidenhead so it is possible his parents had either passed away or could not look after him for some reason.
In the 1911 census George was living in the large household of his Aunt and Uncle, George and Mary Hunter together with his cousins. George was 27 years old and listed as a jobbing gardener before the war commenced.

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