Private 18879 George Henry Messenger

8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (London Regiment)
Died while a Prisoner of War, Hassel, Germany, 19th July 1918,

  • Buried: Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel, Germany. Grave V.J.7
  • Awarded: British War and Victory Medals
  • Son of Francis and Charlotte Messenger
  • Husband of Florrie Messenger [nee Hudson - now Stewart]. Married Chilvers Coton 12 May 1913
  • Father of Kathleen Annie, b 26 Aug 1914 at Nuneaton
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Nuneaton WW1 Other Regiments

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  • Born 17 Sep 1886 at Lambeth, Surrey
  • Lived at 174 Portland Street, Walworth, London [1911]
  • Lived at 2 Wheatsheaf Yard, Nuneaton [1914]
  • Employed as a Carman [1911]
  • Employed as a General Labourer [1914]
  • Originally enlisted at Coventry on 13 Aug 1914 with the RWR then Welch Regiment. Discharged as Unfit on 2 Apr 1915
  • George seems to have re-enlisted with the Royal Fusiliers in London on an unknown date

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