George Herbert Waldock

WWI Roll of Honour

by Lynette Wray

Waldock, George Herbert

         

Military History:        

 

Regiment:                              
George Herbert Waldock

Rank:                                     
Lance Corporal

Service Number:                    
12046

Date of Enlisting:                            
1910

Date of death:                        
25.10.1914

 

Cemetery/ Memorial:            
Ration Farm Military Cemetery, La Chapelle-d’Armentieres, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. Plot III.c.9

 

UK Cemetery/Memorial:      
Hinxworth War Memorial

 

George enlisted at Hounslow and was a Lance Corporal with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), Regimental number 12046.  The 1911 census shows him already a Lance Corporal with the Royal Fusiliers at the Aldershot Barracks. He served in the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders and was killed in action at Fleur Baix, France on 25th October 1914.

George was awarded the 1914 Star, the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

It is commemorated on the Hinxworth War Memorial.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:               
Christened 2.3.1890

Birth Place:                            
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    
Tottenham, Middlesex            

Marriage:                     
Single

 

George was the only son of Charles and Bertha (nee Barton) Waldock who were born in Ashwell but lived in London. It appears that in 1923 Bertha was living in Hinxworth.

 

Information from the family states that George was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell although he does not appear on the St Mary’s Church Roll of Honour nor is he commemorated on the Ashwell War Memorial.

 

 

Commentary:

Other references:

1915 January

Events from the pages of the Royston Crow

 

Further information on the subject of ‘George Waldock’ mentioned in last month’s column has come from Kathy Ferguson whose great uncle was Herbert George Waldock.

She has discovered that George Herbert Waldock was born in Ashwell in 1890 but moved to Tottenham with his family as a child. He was a lance corporal in the 1st Battalion, London Regiment and was killed in action on 25th October 1914. His residence in Tottenham probably explains why, although an old boy of the Merchant Taylors School, there is no mention of him on the Ashwell memorial

Name:

George Herbert Waldock

Birth Place:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:

Tottenham, Middlesex

Death Date:

25.10.1914

Enlistment Place:

Hounslow, Middlesex

Rank:

Lance Corporal

Regiment:

Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Battalion:

1st Battalion

Regimental Number:        

12046

Type of Casualty:

Killed in Action

Theatre of War:

Western Europe, France and Flanders

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