Vickers, George William

Poppy on a wooden cross

Age: 25
Date of birth: c1891

Parents: William Bampton and Rebecca Vickers
Wife:
Address: Myton House Stables

Occupation:

George William Vickers was born in October 1891 in Annesley, Nottinghamshire. He was the oldest of five children. He had two brothers, Jack and Thomas, and two sisters Wilhemina and Matilda.

In the 1911 census the family were living in Cuckfield, West Sussex. George’s father William Bampton was working as a Chauffeur and at the age of 19 so was George.

George’s parents lived in Edgehill, Warwickshire for many years up until they died, William in 1938 aged 70 and Rebecca in 1961 aged 92.

Military Service

Rank & Number: Private, M2/035363
Regiment/Service: 19th Ammunition Sub Battalion, Army Service Corps
Brigade/Division:
Date of death: Tuesday, March 14, 1916
Cause of death/Battle: Details not known
Commemorated/Buried: St Venant Communal Cemeter, Pas de Calais
Awards: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at:

On the 17th February 1915 George and his brother Jack joined the Army Service Corps at Bury St. Edmunds. On George’s Army Report it states that he died of pneumonia. Jack survived the war.

Their younger brother Thomas Percy joined the Royal Flying Corp as a fitter on 16th August 1916 aged 18 . He was still in the RAF as it became in October 1919.

Contributors

  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group

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