WEAL, George Duncan Frederick

Private George Duncan Frederick Weal
Possibly 15746 Northumberland Fusiliers

George Weal was born at Ealing, Middlesex in 1887, son of George David Weal, a fireproof slab maker and worker of gypsum and his wife Elizabeth Annie (nee Watson).  George had a younger brother name Albert and a younger sister named Eleanor Jessie.  In 1891 the family was living at Askew Road, Hammersmith but by 1901 had moved to Bag Lane, Gotham, Notts.

By 1911 George junior was working as a general labourer and had moved to Jacksdale and was lodging with Albert Marshall and family at Sedgwick Street. Mrs Edith Marshall was also born in Gotham, Nottinghamshire so it is possible that George knew Edith from his days in Gotham, although they do not seem to be related.

Little else is known about George Weal’s time in Jacksdale or his military service. It is possible that he served with the Northumberland Fusiliers, service number 15746.

George married Winifred Mary Radley in Brentford, Essex in 1932, when he was aged about 45. Winifred was born in Braintree, Essex. There do not seem to have been any children.  George died in 1967 and his wife Winifred lived well into her nineties, dying in 1991. They both died in Braintree.

Further information would be welcomed.