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Place of Birth: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Service No: 35069
Rank: A/2nd Corporal
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Engineers
Battalion / Unit: 88th Field Coy
Division: 13th (Western) Division
Date of Death: 1917-11-10
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: XII. F. 15.
CWGC Cemetery: BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: EARBY, YORKSHIRE
George Meldrum's parentage has not been found.
1901 Bolton, Lancashire Census: 85, Wellington Street - George Meldrum, aged 35 years, born Scotland, husband of Ellen Meldrum.
George was married to Ellen Birkett in 1903.
1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 43, Chapel Street - George Meldrum, aged 41 years, born Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, husband of Ellen Meldrum.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: A/2/Cpl George Meldrum, 35069, R.E. Theatre of War first served in: (3) Egypt. Qualifying date [for 1914-15 Star]: 16.9.15. Died 10.11.17.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: A/2/Cpl George Meldrum, 35069, Royal Engineers.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: A/2nd Cpl George Meldrum, 35069, R. Eng’s. Date and Place of Death: 10.11.17. O.A.S. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow Sole Legatee - Ellen. £36 11s. 1d.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: A/2nd Cpl George Meldrum, 35069, 88th Fld. Coy R.E. Date and Place of Death: 10.11.17. Mesopotamia. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow Sole Legatee - Ellen. £12 0s. 6d.
‘Earby in the First World War’ by Stephanie Carter, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2014).
‘Our Finest Crop’ by Steven Marshall, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2020).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
MELDRUM, George, R.E., 15, Shuttleworth Street, [Earby], died from smallpox, Baghdad, Nov. 10, 1917.
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A/2nd Corporal George MELDRUM
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Engineers
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 13th (Western) Division
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