DUFFILL George Irwin

Category: Military
Rank: Private
Regiment or Ship: Army Cyclist Corps; 3rd Bn Queen’s Regiment
Service Number(s): 23374; TR/10/158677
Occupation: Electrician
Date of Birth: 11.03.1900
Place of Birth: Seabrooke, Kent
Date of Death: 26.09.1976
Place of Death: Battle registration areaAddress: 23 St James Road, Bexhill on Sea

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Family Information

Parents:          George Duffill (1875-1909) and Caroline Duffill, nee Foublandus, (1865-).

Siblings:         Jack Berkeley Foublandus (1888-), and Eric Alfred (1905-).

In 1923 George married Agnes Emily Tiltman (1904-1986) in the Battle area.  When George died he left an estate of £14,755.

First World War Experience

George was conscripted in February 1918 and on 9th April 1918, when he was 18 years 1 month old, he had his medical.  He was 5’ 3½ “ tall, with a 31½ “ chest measurement – expansion 2½”- and weighed 114lbs. He had brown hair, blue eyes, and a fresh complexion.  His physical development was ‘Fair’ and his right eye vision was 6/6 with the left eye being 6/36. He was a member of the Church of England.

An article appeared in a local newspaper in February and part of it reads:-

“…….. while George Duffill and ……. who have now reached military age, will shortly be leaving to do duty in some branch of either naval or military service.”

It seems that George served somewhere in the Rhine area and between 10pm on 15th July 1918 and 6pm 18th July 1918 he was absent from duty.  For this he was confined to barracks for 14 days and had to forfeit three days pay.

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