EAST HADDON HISTORY SOCIETY Northamptonshire, England



In the 1911 census, Anna Pyle, a single woman, lived with her 14-year-old only son, George, and no-one else, in Vicarage Lane, East Haddon.  

George joined the 1st Northamptonshire Regiment – presumably as soon as he was old enough - and died on 18 June 1917 aged just 20.

He lies buried in the Oostende New Communal Cemetery, Belgium. The cemetery contains only 50 burials of the First World War, but also holds some 300 from WW2. The Commonwealth plots at Oostende New Communal Cemetery contain  and 366 from the Second World War, 75 of the latter unidentified. The plots also contain eight war graves of other nationalities.

Rank:               Private

Service No:     31251