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George was the 3rd of Alfred and Caroline Tolhurst's seven children. He was baptised on 3rd June 1888 at St Luke's Church. He attended Raglan Road School before becoming a Navvy.
He enlisted in the East Kent Regiment on 30th July 1902 and was described as 5ft 5ins tall, weighed 118lbs, had a fresh complexion, brown eyes and brown hair. He had a scar on his left wrist and a ring on his 2nd finger, left hand (probably a tattoo). He served at Home was transferred to the Reserve on 16th February 1905 and discharged, as completed his 1st period of engagement, on 29th July 1914.
George married Harriet Martin on 22nd April 1905 at St Luke's Church, they had four children. By 1911 they had moved to Cranbrook.
He re-enlisted in the East Kent Regiment in Cranbrook and was sent to France on 11th March 1915. From here he joined the 1st/5th Battalion and went to Basra, Iraq where he died on 5th May 1916.
George's nephew Alfred' s wife's father William Albert Fry also died as did his sister-in-law's brother William Emblen, and brother-in-law Thomas Philpott.
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