George Henry Probert (aka Withers) (1896–1974)

Lance Corporal

Lancashire Fusiliers 4898 1st Battalion


George was born in the London area in about 1896, the son of Esau and Sophia Withers. During 1911 the family were living at the Hat Factory, Crich where his father was a foreman in the limestone quarry. At that time George was working as a labourer.

The 1918 Voters list for Fritchley has George and Sophia Withers listed, who were his parents; his father Esau Withers was also known as George Probert.

Hat Factory, Crich

The Hat Factory, in centre of photograph, is where George was living in 1911.

Medal Index Card
Probert George, Lancashire Fusiliers, 4896 (4898), L/Cpl, Victory, British War and 15 Star medals, awarded Silver War Badge, enlisted 11.8.14 discharged 18.3.18

Silver War Badge
4898 L/Cpl Probert G. Lancashire Fusiliers; badge 357.438; enlisted 11/8/14 discharged 19/3/18; aged 22; served overseas.

Photo courtesy Margaret Beeston

George Henrty Probert

George Henry Probert in 1956

1939 Register: 84 Belper Lane, Belper
George W Probert b.11 February 1896; general builders labourer
Emma Probert b.25 February 1901
one closed record

George H Probert married Emma Bowler in 1921 June qtr (Belper Reg District)


1901: Cardiff

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Evan Withers Head 33 Navvy on dock Parkstone, Dorset
Sophia Withers wife 29   Barrow in Furnace
Lilly Withers daughter 6   Loughborough
George Withers son 5   Wathenslow, Essex
Agnes M Withers daughter 2   Llanddaff
Charles Withers son 1   Llanddaff

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1911: Hat Factory, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Esau Withers Head 45 Foreman limestone quarry Parkstone, Dorset
Sophia Withers wife 39   Barrow in Furnace
Annie Withers daughter 18 General servant Runcorn
Lillie Withers daughter 16 Mill hosiery Loughborough
George Withers son 15 Labourer limestone quarry London
Agnes Withers daughter 12   Llanddaff
Charles Withers son 11   Llanddaff
James Withers son 7   Salford
William Withers son 3   Crich
Beatric Withers daughter 1   Crich

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