George Harold Payne
Regiment: 1/5th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment
Parents: Mr Joseph & Mrs Guilema Payne (Nee Pointing)
Address: Rosslyn, Ferry Road, Rye
Other Info: Harold was killed in action on the 14th January 1916 near Nasiriyeh, Mesopotamia.
According to CWGC Harold is remembered at the Basra Memorial on panel 6.
Born on 22nd March 1892 at Denmark Place, London and educated at Rye Grammar School. He joined the 5th Queen’s West Surrey Territorials in November 1912 and volunteered for foreign service on the outbreak of war. Harold sailed for India on 31st October 1914, was six months in Lucknow and six months at Fyzabad Brigade Staff Office, leaving for the Persian Gulf on 1st December 1915.
Published: Submitted to the site via the ‘Add a Soldier’ page in October 2019
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