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George Edward Daff

Biography of Private George Edward Daff (1077)
1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 4 October 1917

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George Edward Daff

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Date of Birth registration:
Jan – Mar 1894

Place of Birth Registration:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Farm Labourer


No marriage for George has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.


Father’s Name:
John Thomas Daff

Father’s DOB:

Father’s Place of Birth:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Father’s Occupation:
Shepherd on farm

Mother’s Name:
Louisa Ann Broughton

Mother’s DOB:

Mothers POB:
Baston, Lincolnshire, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
1893 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
George Edward Daff, 1894, Bourne
Jessie Daff, 1896, Bourne
Percy Daff, 1897, Bourne
Alice Daff, 1900, Bourne
James William Daff, 1901, Haconby
John B Daff, 1914, Aslackby
Wilfred D E Daff, 1918, Aslackby

1901 Census:
George is living with his parents in Haceby.

1911 Census
George is living with his parents in Aslackby. The census gives him an age of 17 and he is listed as farm labourer.

Relatives in services:

Newspaper Mentions:
Grantham Journal Saturday 19th August 1916.
Thirty-two brave lads from this village are serving with the colours, either at the front or training in camp. Two of them have unfortunately been wounded in the recent advance , viz, Pte George Daff and Pte William Sutton. The former was carrying ammunition to a machine gun when he was struck twice by shrapnel and received a wound in each arm, that in the left smashing the joint of the elbow. His father went over to Southport last week and found him very cheerful and progressing as well as can be expected, although an operation may yet ne necessary. Pte Sutton has received a gunshot wound in the leg.

Grantham Journal Saturday 30th March 1918.
KILLED IN ACTION: It is with regret we record the death of Pte Gerald Bertram Barstow fourth son of the late Vicor of Aslackby, killed in action in France. He joined the Canadian Army at the beginning of the war and arrived in France July 1917. He was reported missing and is now regarded as having been killed in action.  We also regret to state that George Edward Daff, eldest son of Mr and Mrs daff who was reported missing on October 4th 1917 is now regarded by the War Office as killed. The deceased soldier worked on the land, previously to enlisting. He was a scholar at the Methodist Sunday School, a ringer, a teacher in the Church Sunday School, a chorister and communicant. The sincere sympathy of the neighbours is offered to the sorrowing parents. The Memorial Service will be hold on Sunday April 7th.

Attestation Papers:

WW1 Soldier’s Records:

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Private George Edward Daff, 1077, 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 4th October 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medal Card Index:
George’s medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The Victory Medal
The British Medal


Aslackby, plaque in St James’ Church

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In Memory of Private George Daff, 1077, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 4 October 1917 Age 24.
Son of John Thomas and Louisa Ann Daff. of Aslackby, Falkingham, Lincs
Remembered with Honour Tyne Cot Memorial

More information:

Tyne Cot Memorial gate


Military Service Timeline

This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed.