George Nolan

George Nolan

George Nolan


31389 Private, George Nolan, 19th Battalion, Manchester Regiment.

Born 11 August 1894 at Bollington, son of Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Nolan. He lived at Water Street, Bollington in 1901, by the time of the 1911 census, he was living at 67, Water Street and in 1914 he had moved to 44, Water Street. George was educated at the Wesleyan Day School; he was also a well known boxer. George was employed at the Adelphi Mill as a doubler before he joined the forces.

George attested in Manchester, 15/11/1915, he gave his religion as Wesleyan. Once he had completed his training course, he was drafted with the British Expeditionary Force to France. He was wounded at the Somme, on July 1st 1916 and invalided back to England. On his recovery he drafted back to the front line. His service record states that he died 02/04/1917. He was aged 22 years

Medals: British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Private, George Nolan, is buried at Henin Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France
C.W.G.C. Ref: – 11.D.30

Also refer to

  • Bollington Troops pre WWI
  • Photos from Barnswood archive Bollington WW1
  • ‘Big Hats, Shorts and Dyb Dyb Dyb’ – a history of Macclesfield and Congleton Scouts by Norman Gosling
  • Photos of Bollington Scouts pre WW1 from Heritage Centre
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