Alcock, George Alfred –

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alcock, of 130, Settle Street, Great Lever, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly Gunner 938, Royal Field Artillery. Attached 47th Quick Firing Battery, Royal Horse and Field Artillery, Indian Army. Admitted to hospital with jaundice from Gallipoli in October 1915. Drowned en-route back to the front from leave.

Personal details

  • Surname: Alcock
  • Forename: George Alfred
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Great Lever, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 22
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: December 30th, 1917
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Gunner
  • Unit: 3rd East Lancashire Brigade.
  • Service number: 710197
  • Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: St / V / BW
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 12/11/1915 24/05/1918 24/05/1918
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 6g 6c/d* 6f
  • Farnworth and Worsley Journal entries: 24/05/1918 02/08/1918 27/12/1918

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