George Randle

Name

George Randle

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

11/11/1914
26

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
8719
Bedfordshire Regiment
2nd Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY
III. C. 22.
France

UK Memorials

St Thomas' Mission Hall, Green Tye
St Thomas' Church Memorial, Perry Green
Much Hadham Village Memorial
St Andrew’s Church Memorial, Much Hadham
Stone Bench Plaque, Much Hadham
Congregational Church Memorial, Hadham Cross

Pre War

Born on 16 Jul 1888 and christened on 2 Sep 1888 in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire son of George and Eliza Randle of The Cross, Much Hadham.

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Bedford and was serving abroad before 1911, entered France on 6 Oct 1914 and died of wounds probably in hospital in Boulogne. 2nd Bedfordshire War Diary Notes: On 7th October 1914, the 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment disembarked the S.S. Winifredian at Zeebrugge. They made their way to the front line, having their first contact with the enemy on October 18th. During November, the British trenches were shelled several times. The Regiment's war diary notes that one man was wounded on the 9th and two were wounded on the 10th, by shell fire near Chateau Rossignol. It seems likely that George died of his wounds received in one of these attacks after being taken a hospital in Boulogne.

Additional Information

George's brother Edward was also killed in the war.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, “Lest We Forget – Much Hadham 1914-18” by Richard Maddams (Much Hadham Forge Museum), Jonty Wild