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  • This photo of George Liversidge was first published in the Retford Times following his death
Person Details
Retford
George was born in 1882 the second eldest son of Amos an iron foundry worker and Mary Liversidge, who had a large family of ten children. In the 1901 census the family are living at 87 Albert Road, Retford, however George is not at home as he is in the army fighting in the Boer War in South Africa. By the 1911 census his father Amos had died and George is now back from the army and living with his widowed mother at 87 Albert Road, Retford, George is 28 years of age at this time , single and is a furnace man, also at the address is his older brother William born 1881 and his younger sister Mary born 1890.
14 Sep 1914
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Rifleman
2nd Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
George was a professional soldier who had fought during the South African (Boer War) he had also seen service in Malta and Egypt , having served 9 years in the army he returned to civilian life and became a furnace man for Messers Jenkins and Co in Retford. On 4th August 1914 at the outbreak of war he was recalled and served with the 2nd battalion Kings Rifle Corps. He was killed in action on 14th September 1914 and has no known grave, his name is commemorated on the la Forte-Sous-Jouarre memorial,Seine-et-Marne, France.
George Liversidge Retford Times 3 September 1915 Mrs Liversidge of Whitehall Road, Retford received a letter from the War Office on Monday stating that he son, Rifleman George Liversidge, 2nd Batt. Kings Royal Rifles was killed in action on Sept 14th 1914 and also a letter from the King and Queen sympathising their loss. Rifleman Liversidge, was stated to be missing after the battle of the Aisne. His friend wrote at the time and said he was killed, being shot through the head. Captain Bury of the same regiment sent a letter stating that Rifleman Liversidge went out with seven or eight more reconnoitring near the enemy’s lines. None of the men returned, nor had their bodies been found. Rifleman Liversidge went through the Boer War and had been in Malta and Egypt. After serving nine years with the colours, he came home in 1907 and was employed as a furnace man at Messrs W J Jenkins and Co where he was very popular and highly respected by all his fellow workmen. He lived at home with his mother until he was called up on August 4th. He was 32 years of age and unmarried.
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  • This photo of George Liversidge was first published in the Retford Times following his death
    George Liveridge - This photo of George Liversidge was first published in the Retford Times following his death