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George Pickard

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I am trying to find info about a George Pickard born c1889 for a friend
I know his father was George, he married a Lydia Harrison in Hunslet Leeds in 1916 and was killed in July 1917 in France

army no 306730 and 7089
His records are on https://www.forces-war-records.co.u...pickard-british-army-west-yorkshire-regiment/ and I wondered if anyone with access could see if there is anything there which will help identify him or his parents

thanks
dave
 

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Hi Dave, CWGC sadly have George 306730 Private 29
31.7.1917 West York Regt, Prince of Wales own 1st/8th Btn.
Mount Huon Military Cemetery Le Treport ref IV.M.3B (small seaport 25 miles north east of Dieppe) Possibly a hospital centre.
Husband of Lydia Pickard 10 Lytton Terr Hunslet, native of London.
Ozn
We need to look around London for George in earlier census.
 
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Hi Ozn

thanks for that. Unfortunately it does not help me as I did see the record elsewhere but though this record may have had some more details to help identify him or his parents. What is most sad, he was only married a year before his death and possibly most of that was spent away from home.

I don't want to stop you finding anything, but I have another thread -http://www.forum.familyhistory.uk.com/showthread.php?t=26805 - for George which is active in the help with names forum. I'm a bit suspicious about him being native of London.

dave
 
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thanks Geoff, and thanks to your friend.

I think George may be the one in a Manchester industrial school in 1901, born Bethnal Green, then he enlisted in the army (why I can't find him in 1911). I think I will have to visit Leeds to see if I can find the electoral rolls.

Wow, a sparrow hawk has just swooped down onto my bird feeder, but missed it's target. One lucky blue tit.

sorry I got distracted.....
 
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