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George Edward Daff

Biography of Private George Edward Daff (1077)
1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

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Birth:

Name:
George Edward Daff

Date of birth:
1894

Place of Birth:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Date of Birth registration:
Jan – Mar 1894

Place of Birth Registration:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Occupation:
Farm Labourer

Marriage

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

Family

Father’s Name:
John Thomas Daff

Father’s DOB:
1873

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

Father’s Occupation:
Shepherd on farm

Mother’s Name:
Louisa Ann Broughton

Mother’s DOB:
1874

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.
Aslackby
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.

Attestation Papers:
Available

WW1 Soldier’s Records:
Available

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

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

Memorials

UK:
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.

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