VENESS George Edward

Category: Military
Rank: Driver 544 later 905349
Regiment or Ship: 6th Sussex Battery 2nd Home Counties Brigade Royal Field Artillery
Service Number(s): 544 later 905349
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Birth: 1870
Place of Birth: Ashburnham, Sussex
Date of Death: 1938
Place of Death: Hastings, SussexAddress: 17 Salisbury Road, Bexhill

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Family Information


Father:         Thomas
Mother:       Caroline

Wife:           Clara Waite
Frank Cecil

Husband of Sister in law: John Albert Nichols W0097 NICHOLS John (Driver)
Brother of John Nichols: Frank Victor Nichols W0096 NICHOLS Frank (Private)
Husband of Sister in law: Charles Henry Britt W0073 BRITT Charles (Driver)
Husband of Sister in law: Nelson James Britt W0074 BRITT Nelson James (Ordinary Seaman)
Brother In Law: Edwin Charles Waite W0122 WAITE Edwin (Private)
Brother in Law: Eldred Waite W0123 WAITE Eldred (Private)
Son in law: William Richard Mercer   W0163 MERCER William

First World War Experience

Home August – October 1914
India December 1914- October 1917
Mesopotamia October 1917- July 1918
Home July 1918-February 1919

A native of Ashburnham, Sussex, George came to Bexhill in the early 1900s as a widower without children. By 1911 he was living at 95 Windsor Road, Bexhill with his second wife and children. He was employed by Mr Norris, a builder, of Sunningdale. During this time he had served 18 years with the Cinque Ports Artillery.

Within days of the outbreak of war he attested and joined the local Territorial artillery and by early December he was stationed with them at Ferozepore, India. The unit moved on to Basrah in October 1917 on board the ship Aronda.

In March 1918 whilst he was with 1067 Battery, 221 Brigade his wife writes for news of her husband.
George returned to the UK, posted to No 4 Depot Woolwich, in July 1918. Later in the year he spent 7 weeks in Hospital.

His service ended at the dispersal centre Crystal Palace in Feb 1919

He was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal

With acknowledgements to Diana Nichols

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