18231 George Albert GARRETT York and Lancaster Regiment
George Albert GARRETT was born at Attercliffe, Sheffield in 1879. The son of George and Alice GARRETT we first see him in the census record of 1881 when his family are living at 1 house 6 court Washford Road, Attercliffe. By 1891 They have moved to 58 Tillotson Road and aged 12 George is described as an errand boy. In 1911 George is seen to be married to Ellen and has 3 children, living at 59 Newcastle Street, Attercliffe. He is employed as a coal miner hewer.
Tillotson Road c.1966
George first enlisted with the York and Lancaster Regiment in 1897 aged 18 and served as a regular soldier with the 1st Battalion with service number 4972. He transferred to the reserves in 1904 and was finally discharged on the 23rd February 1914 when his given address is 52 Broad Lane, Sheffield.
Broad Lane Housing
The above housing block contains No 52.
He re-enlisted on the 4th January 1915 and entered France on the 18th March 1915. He served with the 2nd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment.
At some point he is wounded and is awarded Silver Wound Badge number B157020 and is discharged on the 20th December 1918.
George died at Sheffield in March 1942 and is buried in the Sheffield City Road Cemetery.