GEORGE YOXALL 

Rank: Private
Service Number: 14242.
Regiment: 10th Bn. Cheshire Regiment Killed In Action Friday 19th May 1916 Age 28County Memorial Middlewich
Commemorated\Buried ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, MONT-ST. ELOI
Grave\Panel Ref: I. O. 23.
France
George was born in 1888 to Thomas and and Mary Ann Davies. he was the 8th of 9th children, he had 4 brothers and 4 sisters. In 1891 the family was living in Wharton, Winsford and Thomas, was emplyed as a salt boiler. By 1901, George aged 13, was employed as a "cattleboy". By 1911, he was living in a three roomed cottage at Woods row, St Anne's Row, Middlewich, with his 21 year old wife Lucy (warburton). he was a boiler stoker at Brunner Mond.

George joined the Cheshire Regiment on 2nd September 1914 serving with the 10th Battalion. He went to France on 27th September 1915. On the 16th Jan 1916, his service papers show that he was awarded 10 days punishment for failing to obay an orderand leaving the trench without permission.

He was killed in action on the night of the 20th May during action at Messines ridge, during a bomb attack on a crater created from a former mine explosion. 

It is stated he was killed by a bomb.

Compiled by Graeme Ainsworth


 
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