Private
George Walton Greggs

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About George Walton

  • Name
    George Walton
  • Initials
    GW
  • Surname
    Greggs
  • Date of Birth
    1898
  • Birth town
    Liverpool
  • Resided town
    Seaforth, Liverpool
  • Commemorated
  • Nationality
    English
  • Place of death
    Formby, Lancashire
  • Date of death
    12 June 1965
  • Married
    yes
  • Occupation
    Chemist

Service Information

  • Army

  • Service Number
    4609/356192
  • Rank
    Private
  • Regiment
    Liverpool Regiment

Biography

George Walton Greggs was was born on 2 January 1898; one of nine children born in Liverpool to Walton Lee (a cotton porter) and Elizabeth Greggs. On the 1911 Census, the family were living at 32 Rossini Street, Seaforth.

In May 1915, he enlisted into the Kings’s Liverpool Regiment and was called up in August 1915 to join the 10th Battalion. Two months after passing through Peterborough in June 1916, he disembarked at Boulogne, France. His unit were engaged in various actions on the Western Front including The Second Battle of Passchendaele.

Early in 1918, he was hospitalised for a short period with influenza and again in April 1918, from the effects of gas poisoning. Through 1918, his battalion were involved in The Battle of Estaires, The Defence of Givenchy, The Battle of Hazebrouck and the capture of Givenchy craters. Private Greggs was discharged in February 1919.

In 1919, George was listed on a ship’s manifest travelling to Bombay, India where he is described as an Analytical Chemist. In 1924, George married Edith Evaline Tebay from Ormskirk, Lancashire; no record of any children have been found. In 1929, he sailed to New York on the ‘Adriatic’ and is next recorded in December 1945, on an inward passage from New York to Southampton aboard the MS Jutlandia.

In 1939 George and Edith were living 3 Raven Meols Lane, Formby, Liverpool. George was the manager at an edible oil refinery.  George died whilst living at the above address in 1965 aged 67.

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