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  • Photo shows Jerusalem War Cemetery where George Harborough Lill is buried.
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Person Details
Gringley
George was born in 1880 in Gringley and was the son of George a druggist -grocer-draper and Emma Lill, (nee Bemrose) of 18, Alma Rd., Rotherham. In the 1891 census the family are living in High Street, Gringley with his sister Cora. George takes up his fathers occupation of chemist and over the next few years we find him moving around the area learning his trade. In the 1901 census he is shown living as a boarder with William Page a chemist, druggist and optician at 51 West Street, Boston, he is now 19 years of age and a chemists apprentice. Later still in the 1911 census he is boarding with Norman Pierrepoint a store keeper, lace machine builder, at 40 Recreation Street,Long Eaton by this time he is still single 29 years of age and a chemist assistant.
21 Feb 1918
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2/20th Bn London Regiment
George enlisted in Nottingham and at first served with service number 64323 in the Royal Army Medical Corps but later was posted to the 2nd/ 20th County of London Blackheath and Woolwich Battalion. He served in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force and died of wounds on 21st February 1918 aged 38 years. He is buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel. The Capture of Jericho 19/21 st February 1918 to the East of Jerusalem began the occupation of the Jordan Valley. A British Empire Force attacked Ottoman positions forcing them back to Jericho and eventually across the Jordan river. To the north East of El Muntar Iraq Ibrahim , during a further advance by the 2nd/20th Bn London Regiment along a narrow ridge on the south bank of the Wadi Fara, they captured the high ground suffering 66 casualties. Meanwhile on the flank of the 60th (London ) Division, the 160th Brigade of the 53rd (Welsh) Division captured Rammun, where the 2nd/10th Bn Middlesex Regiment had some hard fighting.
Source, ‘Gringley a Tribute to the 24 ‘ published July 2014 by the Gringley History Club. www.gohistory.org.uk (Courtesy of Alan Hickman)
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  • Photo shows Jerusalem War Cemetery where George Harborough Lill is buried.
Photo courtesy of CWGC
    Jerusalem War Cemetery - Photo shows Jerusalem War Cemetery where George Harborough Lill is buried. Photo courtesy of CWGC