Born in the March quarter of 1898 in Hythe, George was an Army Bugler 23954 in the 12th Field Company, Royal Engineers.

George was the youngest of Henry Robert & Edith Mary Hayles sons & the first of the three who died. His family details are all given on the commemoration of his brother Albert. Strangely on the 1911 census he is recorded as George Henry and his elder brother as Henry Robert. This is clearly incorrect as his birth was registered as George Edward.

At this time they were living at The Grove, in Dymchurch. George died of wounds on February 7th 1915 and is buried at the Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery Armentiers, Nord, France (IX.B.93). He is remembered on the Hythe Civic Memorial and at St Leonard’s School.

Text by Folkestone & District Family History Society


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