Harold Gill, 4th Lancaster Wesley Troop

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Harold Gill, 4th Lancaster Wesley Troop

Lancaster War Memorial

Private 82452 died 22/09/1918 age 19 Royal Fusiliers Buried at United Kingdom II. C. 5. UNICORN CEMETERY, VENDHUILE

Son of Charles Emmanuel and Elizabeth Gill nee Naylor, of 23, St. George’s Quay, Lancaster.

Harold was born in Warrington  in 1899.

In 1911 the family was living at 18 St George’s Quay, Lancaster.

According to the Scout Association WW1 Roll of Honour Harold was formerly a Scout with the 4th Lancaster Wesley Troop at Lancaster.

Lancaster Guardian, October 5, 1918

Pte. HAROLD GILL (19), eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John (sic) Gill, 23 St. George’s Quay, is reported killed on Sept. 22nd. A Lancaster comrade, Pte. Fisher, sends the sad tidings, and adds that he has lost one of his best pals, who was well liked in the company. A former scholar of St. Mary’s School, he afterwards worked at St George’s warehouse, and later at a national factory. He joined up in April last year on his 18th birthday, and had four days’ leave last Nov. He had been at the front six months. Before joining the forces he was an active scout in the 4th (Wesley) Troop, and acted as messenger at Bowerham Barracks for some time. He is the 30th member of the Centenary Brotherhood to fall.


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