STOUT, George G

Service:
Army
Rank:
Private
Unit:
Durham Light Infantry
Place Enlisted:
Unknown
Service Number:
Unknown
Home Address:
Thorngate, Barnard Castle
Family Details:

Son of George and Henrietta Stout of Bridge End, Startforth. George was the husband of Violet Stout, together they had three children and lived in Thorngate, Barnard Castle. 

Date of Birth:
Unknown
Place of Birth:
Startforth
Death:
Unknown
Place of Death
Barnard Castle
Cause of Death:
Died after a short illness
Place of Burial:
Startforth Churchyard
Obituary:

George died on Christmas morning following a short illness. He was a member of the 'Faithful Durhams'; four of his comrades in arms carried the casket at his funeral.

Teesdale Mercury-01/01/1919: News item: One of Barnard Castle's Heroes

 

Notes:

Early in his married life George had been a 'hewer of coal' living in the Durham area.

He lost an arm whilst serving in France and spent a short furlough at home with his family in June 1917 after the incident. Despite his injury George continued to work as a postman in the Langleydale area after the war, something which earned him a great amount of respect within the community.

George had once been a member of the town football team and after his death a benefit match, sanctioned by the Durham Football Association, took place in his honour. The game was held on New Year's day 1919 and raised a sum of nearly £15 for his widow and three children.

Teesdale Mercury-15/12/1915: Local and other notes: Home on leave

Teesdale Mercury-19/07/1916: Local and other notes: Lost left arm

Teesdale Mercury-09/01/1918: Local and other notes: On leave from hospital

Teesdale Mercury-01/01/1919: Local and other notes: Benefit football match for widow

Teesdale Mercury-08/01/1919: Local and other notes: Benefit football match for widow

WW1 Blog: Football Favourite George's Memorable Match

 

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