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George Percy GIFFORD

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Surname: GIFFORD

Forename(s): George Percy

Place of Birth: Brierfield, Lancashire

Service No: 32230

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: King’s (Shropshire Light Infantry)

Battalion / Unit: 8th (Service) Battalion

Division: 22nd Division

Age: 32

Date of Death: 1918-11-27

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CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: 15.

CWGC Cemetery: DEDEAGATCH BRITISH CEMETERY

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Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

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George Percy Gifford was the son of John and Mary Gifford, née Yeadon. John was born at Settle and Mary at Langcliffe, Yorkshire.

1891 Brierfield, Lancashire Census: 28, Montague Street - Geo Percy Gifford, aged 7 years, born Reedley Hallows, Lancashire, son of Jno Gifford, widower.

1901 Brierfield, Lancashire Census: 3, Carlton Street - Percy Gifford, aged 17 years, born Brierfield, son of John Gifford, widower.

1911 Brierfield, Lancashire Census: 35 Halifax Road - G.P. Gifford, aged 26 years, born Brierfield. [George and his father, John, were boarding with Alexandra [sic] and Maggie Stewart.]

George was married to Mary Ann Holt in 1912.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte George P. Gifford, 32230, King's Shropshire Light Infantry.

George is commemorated on the Brierfield War Memorial.

Data Source: Memorial Inscription on Family Gravestone

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Private George Percy GIFFORD

Private George Percy GIFFORD

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s (Shropshire Light Infantry)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s (Shropshire Light Infantry)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 22nd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 22nd Division

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Surname: GIFFORD

Forename(s): G P

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 32230

Rank: Private

Regiment: King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Unit: 8th Bn.

Age: 32

Awards:

Died Date: 27/11/1918

Additional Information: Son of John and Ellen Gifford; husband of the late Mary Ann Gifford. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: GOD'S WILL BE DONE)

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‘Burnley Express’ (4 December 1918)

(Kindly supplied by Robert S. Richardson)

OUR FALLEN HEROES

BRIERFIELD UNIONIST WORKER

Mrs. G.P. Gifford, of 18, Livingstone-street, Brierfield, received a wire on Monday conveying the sad intelligence that her husband, Pte. G.P. Gifford, 32230, 8th Batt. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, died on November 27th from dysentery and malaria at Salonika, and expressing the sympathy of the Army Council. Pte. Gifford joined up in September, 1916, and trained at Pembroke Docks and was drafted to Salonika in January, 1917, and served there until his death. He was highly esteemed in the town, being on the committee of the Conservative Club, who are flying the flag at half-mast. He was also a sidesman at St. Luke’s Church. He will be much missed in these circles, as he was a most courteous and genial comrade. Pte. Gifford was employed by Brierfield Mill Co., Ltd., and was 34 years of age. He leaves a widow.

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St John the Evangelist Churchyard, Langcliffe

St John the Evangelist Churchyard, Langcliffe

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St John the Evangelist Churchyard, Langcliffe

St John the Evangelist Churchyard, Langcliffe

Family gravestone - detail of memorial inscription

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