George Alexander (1889 – 1916) was one of 8 children living at 3 Albert Road in 1901 with their parents George and Mary. In 1903, George’s father who was a police constable died and by 1911 the family have moved to Priory Street with their mother.
George served as a private in the 2nd Essex Regiment. He was killed in action in October 1916 in France with his mother Mary receiving his war payment in 1917. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial in France.
1894 – 1903 Admission Register
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
UK, Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, 1901-1929