Smallwood, George

George Smallwood, Private 31433, 8th Battn, South Lancashire Regiment
Died 13th June 1917 in Belgium, aged 27

 

EARLY LIFE

Son of George and Martha Smallwood, of Church Cottage, Goostrey, Crewe.

More information will be added here when research is complete.

 

WW1 SERVICE

 

 

COMMEMORATION

Private George Smallwood is buried in Grave Ref. II. D. 26. in Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Belgium. His family asked for the words “PEACE PERFECT PEACE” to be added to his headstone. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private George Smallwood, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.

Locally, Private George Smallwood is commemorated on Goostrey war memorial.

 

SOURCES

Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Lives of the First World War website
Macclesfield Times: 13 July 1917; 23 September 1921 (photo supplement)


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