Private George Harry Pollard 1585

Soldier Factfile

Name:  Private George Harry Pollard 1585

Date of Birth:  1895

Address:   Gladstone Street, Anstey

Parents Names: 

William Pollard

Elizabeth Ann d.1899

Step Mother: Nellie

Occupation before the war:  

Boot finisher

Employers: Messrs. Pollard, Boyes and Pollard, Anstey.

Siblings Names:

Frederick b.1885  |  William b.1888  |  Alice (Ann) b. 1889  |  Edward b.1892

Samuel b.1892  |  Jim b.1896

Date Died:   13.10.1915

Age:   20

Place of Death:   Loos, France

Place of Burial/Memorial:  Loos Mem., France

Cause of death:   

Reported missing, then confirmed dead, killed in action.

Buried by OC 4thbattalion, Grenadier Guards.


1st/4th Battalion

Leicestershire Regiment


1914 – 15 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal

Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)

  • George attested into the Territorial Force to serve 4 years Service in the United Kingdom on the 14th May 1912 in Anstey.
  • He gave his, his age as 17 years and 1 month.
  • He confirmed that he was unmarried and gave his religion as Wesleyan.
  • He gave his father, William Pollard and his mother Nellie Pollard of High Street, Anstey, later changed to Gladstone Street, Anstey, his brother Fred Pollard of Leicester, his brother William Pollard of Anstey and his sister Annie Pollard of Glenfield as his next of kin.
  • His medical examination recorded that he was 5 foot 6¾ inches in height and he had a chest measurement of between 30½ and 33 inches. His vision was described as good and his physical development as fair.
  • He was pronounced fit for the Territorial Force.
  • After his death his family were given as follows;Father of soldier, William Pollard of Gladstone Street, Anstey. Mother of soldier, none. Full blood brothers of soldier, Frederick Pollard, age 34 of Newtown Road, Anstey. Albert Edward Pollard, age 29 of Gladstone Street, Anstey. Samuel Pollard, age 27 of Cropstone Road, Anstey. Jim Pollard, age 23 of Town End, Rothley. Full blood sister of soldier, Ann Pollard, age 30 of Gladstone Street, Anstey.
  • His brother William Amos also fell on 22nd March 1918 at Arras