George Herbert Lewis

Personal Details

Born: 15 March 1896 in Wellington, Shropshire and baptised at home on 26 March 1896. There is a baptism recorded for him at the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Hadley.

Family: He was the eldest of nine children born to George Henry Lewis, a railway worker, and his wife Rachel, nee Squire. He married Martha Jackson in 1923 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. The couple went on to have four children, Lewis, Margaret, Reginald and Marion. (Martha`s maiden name was Gregory and she had married John Jackson in 1916. Sadly he was killed in action in France in 1918)

Residence: In 1901 George`s family were living in Church Street, Hadley, Wellington, Shropshire. Ten years later his address was 40 Castle Street, Hadley. On the 1919 Absent Voters` List for Whitchurch an address of 27 St. John`s Street was given for him. This continued to be his home until his death in 1964.

Employment: In 1911 George was an assistant to a butcher. By 1939 he was a master saddler and harness maker. 

Died: 25 February 1964 in Whitchurch, Shropshire, aged 67, and buried in Whitchurch Cemetery 29 February the same year.

Military Details

Military details not known




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