Lance Corporal
George Edward Coney

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About George

  • Name
    George
  • Initials
    G E
  • Surname
    Coney
  • Date of Birth
  • Birth town
  • Resided town
  • Commemorated
  • Nationality
  • Place of death
  • Date of death
  • Married
  • Occupation

Service Information

  • Army

  • Service Number
    29746/62975
  • Rank
    Lance Corporal
  • Regiment
    Liverpool Regiment

Biography

Lance Corporal Coney was serving with the 3rd Liverpool Pals when he passed through Peterborough East Station on 12 May 1917 and wrote in the visitors’ book “Many thanks & good luck to the Ladies In the rest room”.  The 3rd Liverpool Pals was part of the 19th (Service) Battalion King’s Liverpool Regiment, which was formed on 29 August 1914 in the old watch factory at Prescot. For more about PALS Regiments please see http://bit.ly/2nvPsfb. 

We think this man may have been George Edward Coney, who served in France from 7 November 1915 and who some time later transferred to the Queen’s (Royal West Kent) Regiment as Private 62975.  He was discharged to the Class Z Reserve on 16th March 1919, with full discharge in November of that year and awarded the 15 Star, British War and Allied Victory medals For more information about army reserves and reservists please see http://bit.ly/2aET2ef

The 19th (Service) Battalion King’s Liverpool Regiment were initially based at Knowsley Park, moving to Belton House near Grantham in April 1915  and mobilised for war landing in Boulogne in November 1915.  For more about the King’s Liverpool Regiment please see http://bit.ly/2lUMMWa

In August 2014 a large memorial was unveiled at Liverpool Lime Street Station remembering the ‘Liverpool Pals’.

Is this your family name Coney? Please get in touch if you can confirm George’s identity and tell us more about him.

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