George Beighton

Private


Canadian Expeditionary Force
1274176  

George Beighton, a wire trimmer, joined the Royal Garrison Artillery (Regimental Number 4913) 4th July 1900, aged 23 years and 5 months.

Records show George Beighton left Liverpool on ss Sardinian for Halifax, Nova Scotia arriving on 15 August 1912.

Attestation papers Canada
Born 3 February 1876 at Crich. Address Sandwich Battery, Halifax, N.S. Attested 4 March 1918 at Halifax, aged forty-two, height 5 foot 9 inches. blue eyes with dark hair. Previously served with RGA for 7 years 10 months, RCGA 6 years. Next of kin was his brother Thomas Beighton, Station House, Gloucester Central. Interestingly he refused to sign the Declaration.

In the Canadian attestation papers his address was given as the Sandwich Battery, Halifax which would match his service with the Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery.

CENSUS INFORMATION

1881: Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Ollerenshaw Head 53 Brakesman Crich
Dorothy Ollerenshaw wife 37   Smithy Moor
Catherine Ollerenshaw daughter 12 Scholar Crich
George Beyhton adopted 5 Scholar Fritchley

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1891: Chapel Lane, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Ollerenshaw Head 60 Brakesman, Clay Cross Co Crich
Dorothy Ollerenshaw wife 47 Nurse Smithymore
George Beighton adopted son 15 Labourer Fritchley

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