GEORGE STANLEY ROWBOTTOM
10443, Acting Corporal Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry
Died from wounds 12 August 1915 aged 21
Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium
George was the second son of Clement Harry and Mary Lucy (nee Prescott) Rowbottom, born at Brigg in Lincolnshire, his father’s birthplace. His birth was registered at Glanford Brigg RD in Dec quarter of 1893. He had an elder brother James, also born in Brigg, and two younger sisters, Marjorie and Ena, who were both born in Rugby. His parents were married in 1890 in Caistor RD, Lincolnshire.
His father had a hardware shop in Lawford Road, working on his own account, assisted in 1911 by George. Clement recorded in 1911 that he and his wife had been married for 20 years, and had four children, all alive. In the 1901 census the family are at number 22, and at number 44 in 1911, but whether it was the same premises renumbered is not known. The family must have moved to Rugby some time between 1894 and 1901. Clement was still in business at the same address in Kelly’s Directory for 1932, he died in 1937.
George enlisted at Rugby, and at his death was Acting Corporal in the 5th Battalion of the Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry. He was awarded the British War and Victory Medals. He died of wounds on 12 August 1915, and is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium.
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