Date of birth: January 1898
Parents: John Thomas and Sarah Ann Pettipher
Address: 14 Upper Cape
George was baptised at St Paul’s in Warwick on January 26th 1898. At the time his parents were living at 48 Stand Street. By 1901 they had moved to 14 Upper Cape.
At the time of the census in 1911, George was living with his parents, John and Sarah and his 5 siblings at 14 Upper Cape, Warwick. John Pettipher worked as a cemetery labourer for the burials board. George, aged 13, was at school but working as a retail draper’s errand boy out of school hours. He had 3 sisters, Rose (14), Annie (11) and Winifred (8) and 2 brothers, William (4) and John (1).
George’s maternal grand father, Charles Smith, a widower, was also living in the household both in 1911 and in 1901. He was a butcher/pig killer on his own account.
Rank & Number: Private, 18263
Regiment/Service: 11th (Service) Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 112th Brigade, 37th Division
Date of death: Thursday, April 12, 1917
Cause of death/Battle: Died of wounds - First Battle of the Scarpe
Commemorated/Buried: Tilloy British Cemetery, Pas de Calais
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at:
According to the notice in the Warwick Advertiser, George signed up in May 1916.
- Unlocking Warwick Research Group
- Warwick Advertiser excerpts courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office