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PARDOE, G S / George Salisbury



Reference Name LP22676

Conflict Commemorated:WWI

Last Name:PARDOE

First Name:G S / George Salisbury

Date of Birth:14/02/1896

Age At Death:23

Birthplace:Gainsborough.

Rank:Air Mechanic Second Class

Service Number:17112

Regiment/ Service:Royal Flying Corps

Date of Death:31/01/1916

Cause of Death:Died of illness.

Place of Death:Military Hospital, Curragh Camp, Ireland

Place of Burial/ Commemoration:BIRMINGHAM (YARDLEY) CEMETERY Warwickshire

Country:United Kingdom

Panel/ Bay/ Grave:B. 20930

UK Memorials:Gainsborough WW1 Roll of Honour

Next of Kin:Son of Harry and Annie Pardoe, of 16, Gladstone Street, Gainsborough [1901] ; Nephew of John William and Edith Smithson, of 22 Broadgate Lincoln [1911]

Biographical Notes:George Pardoe was born in 1896 in Gainsborough. He was educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Gainsborough. he finished his education at Lincoln Technical School and then he trained as a Gas Apprentice Engineer at Rustons in Lincoln. He had moved to live with Uncle and Aunt- John and Edith Smithson on 22 Broadgate Lincoln in 1908. He was a keen all- round Sportsman and won a Golf Cup in 1915. He was a member of Lincoln YMCA and a popular member of the Clasketgate Wesleyan Choir. He died in a military hospital in Ireland having been in the army for less than a month.He enlisted at from Broadgate 10/01/2016. 1901 CENSUS George Pardoe Gladstone St. Mentioned in 25.7.19 Gainsborough News. Gainsborough News 11.2.16 died in Military Hospital at Curragh Camp, Ireland. 'The many friends of Mr. George Pardoe, who was employed for several years at the Sheaf Iron Works, Lincoln, will hear with deep regret of his death at the Curragh Camp, co. Kildare, on the 31st ult. Mr. Pardoe joined the Royal Flying Corps at Farnborough, the first week in January, and a few days later was transferred to Ireland for training purposes. He was taken ill on 22nd January, and succumbed to meningitis on 31st. A military funeral took place at Birmingham (where his parents reside) on Saturday afternoon, a memorial service being held at the Wesleyan Church, Acocks Green, prior to the internment. The cortege was in the charge of a squadron from the Royal Flying Corps, and the Birmingham Garrison Band played the Dead March in "Saul", a bugler sounding the "Last Post" at the graveside. The gun carriage was covered with floral tributes, which included one from the Chairman and Directors of Messes Ruston, Proctor and Co ; his office associates at Ruston, Proctor and Co.; Lincoln Wesley Senior Department and Wesley Choir; also two wreaths from Curragh Camp, the Rev, F. G. Kettleborough, Wesleyan minister, Adcock's Green, sent a beautiful cross of violets on behalf of the church, and there were many more tributes?. The Deceased was 23 years of age?..etc. Lincolnshire Chronicle, 12 February 1916, pg 5.

Researcher:QEHS History Club, Peter Bradshaw

Sources Used:Gainsborough News 11.02.16

Last updated: 19-September-2019 08:02:03

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