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George WILLIAMSON

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Surname: WILLIAMSON

Forename(s): George

Place of Birth: Draughton, Yorkshire

Service No: 242238

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 1/5th Battalion

Division: 49th (West Riding) Division

Age: 20

Date of Death: 1916-09-03

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. H. 18.

CWGC Cemetery: MILL ROAD CEMETERY, THIEPVAL

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

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

Additional Information:

George Williamson was the son of George and Sarah Jane Williamson, née Edgerton. George, senior, was born at Middlesbrough, Yorkshire and Sarah at Wem, Shropshire. George, senior, died in 1899.

1901 Bradford, Yorkshire Census: 47, Stafford Street - George Williamson, aged 4 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of Sarah J. and [stepson of] Thomas G. Dixon. [Sarah and Thomas were married in 1914.]

1911 North Bierley, Bradford, Yorkshire Census: 7, Green Mount, Cutler Heights Lane - George Williamson, aged 15 years, born Draughton, Yorkshire, son of Sarah Jane and [stepson of] Thomas Greener Dixon.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte George Williamson, 6001 & 242238, West Riding Regiment.

George is commemorated in the 'City of Bradford Great War 1914-1918 Roll of Honour'.

Data Source: Craven Herald Article

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

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Private George WILLIAMSON

Private George WILLIAMSON

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

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Surname: WILLIAMSON

Forename(s): George

Born: Skipton, Yorks

Residence:

Enlisted: Bradford, Yorks

Number: 6001

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 1/5th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 03/09/16

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

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Surname: WILLIAMSON

Forename(s): George

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 242238

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 1st/5th Bn.

Age: 20

Awards:

Died Date: 03/09/1916

Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Sarah Jane Dixon, of 66, Peel St., Tyersal, Bradford, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: SLEEPING WITH ENGLAND'S HEROES IN THE WATCHFUL CARE OF GOD)

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BRITISH BATTALIONS ON THE SOMME, by Ray Westlake (Pen & Sword Books Limited 1994)

1/5th Bn. Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Moved forward via Martinsart Wood to front line Thiepval (2/9). On left of 147th Brigade’s attack on Schwaben Redoubt (3/9) – Official History of The Great War records that some loss of direction occurred during advance – heavy losses at German wire – failed to capture Pope’s Nose. War Diary records assault as a failure ‘the men fought splendidly and in many cases without N. C. O’s or officers . . . As a proof of the hard fighting there were 350 casualties out of 450 who assaulted the German lines.’ Relieved and to Aveluy Wood.

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Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval

Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval

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03 November 1916

DRAUGHTON MAN MISSING – PRIVATE GEORGE WILLIAMSON

News has been received that Pte. George Williamson, of the West Riding Regiment, is reported missing since September 3rd. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Dixon, of 157, Dick Lane, Bradford, late of Draughton. He has another brother, Ernest Williamson, also serving. He is in British East Africa.

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03 November 1916

FORMER DRAUGHTON YOUTH REPORTED MISSING

News has been received that Pte. George Williamson, of the West Riding Regiment, is reported missing since September 3rd 1916. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dixon, of 157, Dick Lane, Bradford, late of Draughton. He has another brother, Ernest Williamson, also serving. He is in British East Africa.

31 August 1917

In loving memory of Pte. George Williamson, late of Draughton, who was officially reported killed in action Sept. 3rd, 1916, Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment, aged 20 years.

– Ever remembered by his Mother, Step-father, Brothers and Sisters. 157, Dick Lane, Tyersal, Bradford.

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