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Stanhope, George – c1910

George Stanhope c1910
Title George Stanhope
Date v1910
Location Guiseley
Photo ID M219
Comment George lived on Bingley Lands, before 1914 he had joined the Army and was posted to India. Mrs Winterburn received a large marble clock from him, she was not to see him again as he drowned shortly before he was due to return home on leave.

George Stanhope’s service record opens in December 1897 when he signed papers in Halifax for the Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment.
At this time he was a bootmaker by trade.
By 1902 he had been approved Lance Corporal and then promoted to Corporal. He served in Malta, South Africa and India, then his service record states that he was “accidentally drowned at Dum Dum” on March 17th 1905.
He was buried on March 20th in the same place in India.
His mother Mary Winterburn, who was still living at 44 Bingley Lands when she died in 1929, lost a further son during the 1914-18 conflict.

Additional research by Helen M.

14 January 2023

Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 29 July 2022.
Last updated: 14 January 2023 – Photo ID: M219 – Additional text.

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