George Day

Name

George Day
10 February 1891

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

31/07/1917
26

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
10290
Royal Fusiliers (London Regiment)
12th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Panel 6 and 8
Belgium

Headstone

>N/A

UK Memorials

Ayot St Peter Memorial, Roll of Honour, St Peter's Church, Ayot St Peter, Not on the Welwyn Village memorials

Pre War

George Day was born on 10 February 1891 in Welwyn, Herts, the son of Thomas and Emma Day, and baptised there on 7 June 1891. On the 1901 Census the family were living in White Hill, Welwyn where his father was a farm labourer.


They remained in Welwyn in 1911 and he was  living with his mother and brother James at Frythe Cottages, White Hill, Welwyn. George was working as a navvy in the brickmaking industry. His father was not listed with them. 

Wartime Service

He enlisted in Whitehall, London and served with the Royal Fusiliers (London Regiment).


He was killed in action during the Third Battle of Ypres, better known as Passchendaele. His death was presumed as his body was not recovered for burial or not identified, and his name is commemorated on the Menin Gate in Ypres. 

Additional Information

His mother Emma received a war gratuity of £5 14s 9d and pay owing of £1 15 3d. His mother gave her address as 3 White Hill, Welwyn, Herts on pension records.

Acknowledgments

Brenda Palmer
www.ayotstpeter.com