|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.
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
|Evan||Withers||Head||33||Navvy on dock||Parkstone, Dorset|
|Sophia||Withers||wife||29||Barrow in Furnace|
RG13 piece 4982 folio 87 page 27
1911: Hat Factory, Crich
|Esau||Withers||Head||45||Foreman limestone quarry||Parkstone, Dorset|
|Sophia||Withers||wife||39||Barrow in Furnace|
|George||Withers||son||15||Labourer limestone quarry||London|
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