Name: Private George Rawlings 16356
Date of Birth: 1879
Address: 79, Church Lane, Anstey
John William Rawlings (Agricultural Labourer) d.1910
Occupation before the war: Quarryman
Eliza b1874 | Samuel b.1876 | John Charles b1882 d.1917 | Frederick b.1884
Date Died: 6.4.1916
Place of Death: Mesopotamia
Place of Burial/Memorial: Basra Mem. Iraq
Cause of death:
Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)
- Married Annie Woodcock in 1903
- Children: John Thomas b1904;Phyllis May b1906; Lilian Edith b.1908; Elsa b.1911; George W b.1912; Henry E b.1914
- George’s brother – John Charles fell in action in May 1917
- Enlisted 14.13.14 in Melton Mowbray
On Friday May 19th 1916 The Melton Mowbray Times & Vale of Belvoir Gazette published the following article under the heading. “LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS.” – STATHERN. – LOCAL SOLDIER KILLED.
It is with regret we announce the death of Private George Rawlings, of the 2nd Leicesters. He joined on December 14th 1914, and was soon in France as a Transport driver. Later on he went to the East, and official intimation was received by his wife last Friday to say he was killed in action on April 6th, in the Persian Gulf. Deceased leaves a wife and six children to mourn his loss, and much sympathy is felt for them in their affliction. He was 36 years of age.
The 5th April 1917 edition of the Leicester Mercury published the following under the heading, “IN MEMORIAM.”RAWLINGS – In loving memory of my dear brother, Pte. George Rawlings, transport driver, killed up the Persian Gulf on April 6th 1916. We often think of the days gone by. When we were all together; A shadow o’er our lives is cast. A dear one has gone forever. – From his loving Sister Polly and Niece, 163, Martin Street.