Gloucestershire Regiment

George Yearsley d. 1915 Army

Private George Yearsley (2006), born St George’s, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. Gloucestershire Regiment, 1st Battalion. Entered Theatre of War on the 3rd December 1914 (France). Died of wounds 18th April 1915, France & Flanders (Western European Theatre). Enlisted Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. Son of George and Maria Yearsley, of 11, Henry St., Barton Hill, Bristol. Commonwealth War Dead. Bethune Town Cemetery. IV. B. 43. Earned the Victory, British and 1915 Star medals.
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George Sidney Yearsley abt 1892-1916 Army

Private George Sidney Yearsley (9355). Gloucestershire Regiment, 1st Battalion. Entered Theatre of War on the 19th December 1914 (France). Killed in action 19th April 1916, aged 24. France or Flanders. . Younger brother to Henry James Yearsley, also perished during WWII. Commonwealth War Dead. Abbeville Communal Cemetery. III. G. 5. Earned Victory, British and 1915 Star medals.

George Sidney Yearsley’s earliest known ancestor is Stephen Yearsley b abt 1596, Ruardean, Gloucestershire, England (unconfirmed).

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Photo: British War Medal and Allied Victory Medal. Awarded to Private George Sidney Yearsley. 1st Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment.


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Photo: Identity disc belonging to Private George Sidney Yearsley. 1st Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment.

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Photo: Christmas 1914 gift box. Property of Private George Sidney Yearsley. 1st Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment.


Photos courtesy of the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum.
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