G Bristow

Bristow, George

George Bristow

G Bristow

George Bristow

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment: Queen’s Westminster Rifles, London Regiment

Parents: Mr & Mrs George Bristow

Address: 21 Battle Road, St Leonards

Other Info: Wounded on 3rd July 1916, now in hospital in Huddersfield.

…Son of George Bristow, naturalist, of Silchester Road and Battle Road, St Leonards. From a boy George was well known locally as an enthusiastic footballer. He was a member of the victorious St. Mary Magdelen School team, and subsequently captain of the Bopeep United F.C. and a member of the Y.M.C.A. team. He enlisted at the close of 1914 in the Queen’s Westminster Rifles and was seriously wounded on July 1st 1916 by machine gun bullets, shrapnel and fragments of shell and bomb in the head, chest, leg and arm. He was in Huddersfield Hospital for four months and returned to France in early in 1917. He was again wounded in November. Recently he has received a communication from the General of the London Division that owing to his distinguished conduct in the field he has been awarded the Military Medal, and the Colonel has offered him a commission in his own regiment, which he has accepted.

Published: August 1916 & February 1918

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