Morley, George

George 

Morley

1896 - 1916
Rank Corporal
Service no.12960
Regiment 8th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment
BirthplaceLoughborough
DiedJuly 15, 1916

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George
Morley

George was born in 1896 in Loughborough, Leicestershire to John Bateman Morley, a coachman at Belvoir Castle and Alice (nee Coppen).
They had 4 children
George 1896
William 1899
John Robert 1905
1 unknown

In 1901 census the family lived at Redmile, Leicestershire – the houses near the church.
In 1911 they hadn’t moved.

George enlisted in 1914 and had previously been a motor body maker. He became Lance Corporal 12960 8th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. He was Killed In Action on 15.7.1916 and is on the Thiepval Memorial.

His photograph is in-Illustrated Chronicle 21.10.1916 Back page
Daily Post 9.10.1916 pgl
Leicester Mercury 9.10.1916 pg5

In the newspapers he is reported missing and any information should be sent to Mrs Roberts 48 Beaumont Road, Leicester. I do not know why this is the case, I have no idea who Mrs Roberts is.

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