Biography of Private George Edwin Grummitt (5253)
19th Battalion London Regiment
Died 15th September 1916

Soldier

  • Name: George Edwin Grummitt
  • Date of birth: 1890
  • Place of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: april – June 1890
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Father

  • Name: George Grummitt
  • DOB: 1846
  • Place of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Farm labourer

Mother

  • Name: Emily Sinclair
  • DOB: 1865
  • Place Of Birth: Quadring, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 28th July 1887 Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Arthur John Grummitt, 1869, Islington
  • Alfred Grummitt, 1888, Bourne
  • George Edwin Grummitt, 1890, Bourne
  • John Joseph Grummitt, 1892, Bourne
  • Ernest Grummitt, 1894, Bourne
  • Edith Ethel Grummitt, 1897, Bourne
  • Walter Grummit, 1902, Bourne
  • Herbert Grummitt, 1906, Bourne

Census

  • 1891: George is living with his parents at Eastgate, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
  • 1901: George is living with his parents at Bedehouse Bank. Bourne, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: George is living with his parents at Bedehouse Bank, Bourne, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 21 and he is listed as a porter for Urban Council.
Relatives in services

  • None found

Marriage

  • No marriage for George has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 30th September 1916
    News has this week been received of the death in action of Pte. g. E. Grummitt, of the London Regiment. The notification was sent to the father of deceased, Mr. Geo. Grummitt, who resides in the Council Cottages, Bourne.  Grummitt was a native of Bourne, and for serval years was porter at Bourne Union, and at the time of his enlistment was in Poor Law service at Woolwich.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private George Edwin Grummitt, 5253, 19th Bn London Regiment was killed in action on 15th September 1916 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Mother Emily

Medals

  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal

Memorials

  • UK:
  • Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens

 

  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private George Edwin Grummitt, 5253, 19th Bn., London Regiment who died on 15 September 1916 Age 26
  • Son of Mrs. E. Grummitt, of 5, Manning Rd., Bourne, Lincolnshire
  • Remembered with honour, London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted in Woowich

 

  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed

Sources

  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (www.ancestry.co.uk)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • British Newspaper Archive.

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