George Aldred

GEORGE ALDRED
1878-11th April 1918

George Aldred was born in 1878 in Flixton.

His parents were Thomas born in 1847 in Flixton ,he was a bricklayer and Elizabeth Owen born in 1846 in Oulton, Yorkshire who was a a laundress.

Thomas and Elizabeth both died in 1908.They are buried in St Michael’s Churchyard, Flixton.

George had 5 siblings

Rhoda 1874-1952

Mary 1877-1958

John 1880-1938

Thomas 1885-1917

Hartley 1888-1913

George enlisted in the Manchester Regiment service number 24893 and then the 1st/5th battalion of the Alexandra Princess of Wales Own Yorkshire regiment service number 35396. He is recorded as enlisting in Wood Green North Finchley.

He was killed in action on 11th April 1918 in France and Flanders and is buried in Department-du-Nord, Nord-Pas –Calais, France.

He was awarded the Victory British and 15 Star.

He is remembered on his parents’ headstone and by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Commonwealth War Graves Commisssion  10th March 1998    

REMEBERED WITH HONOUR

Rank: Private

Initials: G

Surname: ALDRED

Forenames: GEOERGE

Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn

Regiment: Yorkshire Regiment

Service No: 35396

Age: 40

Date of Death: 11th April 1918

Grave Ref: Sp.Mem. A. 10.

Cemetry: CROIX-DU-BAC BRITISH CEMETRY, STEENWERK Nord France