Bromley War Memorial

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George William Gurr

20/10/1897 - 06/06/1917
George William Gurr
Source: Bromley & District Times
CWGC Cemetery: Bromley (St Luke's) Cemetery
Other Memorials: St Luke's Church, Bromley

Last known address in Bromley: 25 Bloomfield Road

Military information

Regiment/Service: Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Battalion/Ship: 10th Bn
Rank: Private
Number: G/17326

Family information

Parents: Arthur George & Louisa Gurr (nee Shervell)
Parents' occupation: General labourer, army
Siblings: Eliza Blanche, Louisa Emma (d), Edward Herbert, Harry, Edith Eleanor, Arthur
Relatives on War Memorial: GREGORY, T., GURR, A.G.

Census information

Address: 11 Lower Gravel Road
Address: 25 Bloomfield Road

Extra details

George was the eldest of Arthur George and Louisa Gurr's seven children. He was baptised on 12th December 1897 at Holy Trinity, Bromley Common. Prior to joining up he was a gardener at Southborough, Bickley.

He enlisted on 10th February 1916 and went to the Front on 24th November. On enlistment he was described as being 5ft 4ins tall and weighing 130lbs. George was wounded on 31st May 1917 by a gunshot to his neck and back resulting in paraplegia, and complete motor and sensory paralysis. On 3rd June he was transferred to England on the Hospital Ship St Andrew and arrived at King George Hospital, Stamford Street, London the next day. George died at 12.45am, Wednesday, 6th June 1917, his body was sent home for burial.

George's father Arthur George, uncle Thomas Gregory and other members of the Gregory also died.

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