George Final

Name

George Final

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

14/12/1914
34

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
9187
Grenadier Guards
1st Bn.

Awards

1914 (Mons) Star, British War and Victory Medals

Cemetery/Memorial

LE TROU AID POST CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX
Row C, Grave 7.
France

UK Memorials

Watford Borough Roll of Honour,
Not on the Chorleywood memorials

Pre War

Son of the late Richard and Susan (nee ELEMENT) FINAL of Watford.

His parents married 21 September 1878 at St Mary’s, Rickmansworth, Herts.  Susan, of Mill End, Herts, died 1885 aged 47, and was buried 26 August at St Mary’s, Rickmansworth.  Richard remarried 26 June 1887 at St Mary’s, Rickmansworth, to Mary Eliza ELLEMENT.  He died 1905 in Watford aged 71, and was buried 17 August in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.  

George was born 1882 in Chorley Wood, Herts. 

On the 1891 Census, aged 9 he lived in Bushey, Herts, with his father, step-mother and one sibling.  On the 1901 Census, a Private in the Grenadier Guards aged 20, he was stationed in Windsor, Berks.  On the 1911 Census, he is proving elusive.

Wartime Service

He enlisted in London 3 November 1900 a labourer; served in the South African Campaign, and was awarded the Q.S.A. medal 1902. 

He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 12 November 1914, and was killed in action.  

Additional Information

Unfortunately, George’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.

Has a entry in the National Roll of the Great War.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, Sue Carter (Research) and Watford Museum (ROH on line via www.ourwatfordhistory.org.uk)