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Forename(s): George

Place of Birth: Burtersett, Yorkshire

Service No: 29408

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Battalion / Unit: 32nd Battalion

Division: 32nd Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1918-09-02

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: R. II. T. 9.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: HAWES, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

George Staveley was the son of Edmund and Mary Staveley, née Little and brother of Private Lister Staveley (29407) (q.v.). Their father was born at Hawes, Yorkshire and mother at Orton, Westmorland. Private Edmund Staveley (28233) (q.v.) was the half-brother of George and Lister.

1901 Hawes, Yorkshire Census: Bridge View - George Stavley [sic], aged 5 years, born Hawes, son of Mary Stavley, widow. [Edmund died in 1896.]

1911 Hawes, Yorkshire Census: Spring View, Bridge Street - George Staveley, aged 15 years, born Burtersett, Yorkshire, son of Mary Staveley, widow.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte George Staveley, 29408, Machine Gun Corps

Early in 1918 Machine Gun Battalions were formed. This was done by bringing 4 Machine Gun Companies together to form a battalion. The battalion then took the number of their Division.

George is commemorated on Padiham War Memorial.

A short biography of George is included in: ‘Wensleydale Remembered – The Sacrifice made by the Families of a Northern Dale 1914-1918 and 1939-1945’ by Keith Taylor (2004).

Photograph: 'Burnley Express’ (7 September 1918).

Data Source: Local War Memorial


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Private George STAVELEY

Private George STAVELEY

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 32nd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 32nd Division

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Forename(s): George

Born: Hawes, Yorks

Residence: Padiham

Enlisted: Burnley

Number: 29408

Rank: Private

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps

Battalion: (Infantry)


Died Date: 02/09/18

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 9659, R. Fus.

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Forename(s): G

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 29408

Rank: Private

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Unit: 32nd Bn.



Died Date: 02/09/1918

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‘Burnley Express’ (7 September 1918)

(Kindly supplied by the website: Burnley in the Great War)


Miss Rachel Staveley, of 3, St. Anne’s-street, Padiham, on Thursday was officially informed that her brother, Pte. George Staveley, 29405, of the Machine Gun Corps, had died of wounds on September 2nd in No. 5 General Hospital, Rouen. She had previously been notified by wire on his serious condition.

Pte. Staveley was 22 years of age, and previous to enlistment was a weaver at Green-lane Mill, Padiham, and an active worker at Horeb Congregational Church and School, where he was assistant secretary in the school. He had served his country for a period of over three years, and had previously suffered from wounds. This is the third loss the unfortunate young lady has sustained. Her elder brother, Pte. Lister Staveley, was killed on September 16th, 1916, and shortly afterwards her mother died. The family, who hail from Hawes, Yorkshire, previously resided at 3, Beech-street, Padiham.

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Padiham War Memorial

Padiham War Memorial

© John Hendry (WMR-3433)

Padiham War Memorial - detail

Padiham War Memorial - detail

© John Hendry (WMR-3433)



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    One Response to George STAVELEY

    1. Stuart August 26, 2023 at 6:51 pm #

      My wife’s grandmother used to write to George during the war and we have a photo of him in uniform.

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