George Wardle

George Wardle

George Wardle


1479, Corporal, George Wardle, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment.

Born 1895 at Macclesfield, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Wardle of 36, Davenport Street, Macclesfield. In 1911, they were living at 2, Bank Street. He was a former member of the St Peter’s Scout Troop, he had been connected with the Fountain Street Mission for many years. Prior to his enlistment into the army, George had been employed at Langley Print Works, and he was a resident at 22, South Street Sutton. He was a strict teetotaller.

George had been a member of the local Territorials for a number of years, and as such, he was called up straight away. He attested at Macclesfield, and after a course of training, he was drafted with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force to the Dardinelles, landing at Sulva Bay Gallipoli 09/08/1915. After his landing at Sulva Bay, he was ordered to dig a dug out and whilst doing so he suffered a bullet wound to the thigh. This resulted in his being evacuated back to England aboard the hospital ship “Arcadian”. George died if septic poisoning in a hospital in Southampton, his death was registered at Stonehaven, Hampshire, Saturday 11 September 1915, he was 21 years of age.

Medals: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Corporal, George Wardle, is buried at Macclesfield Cemetery, Cheshire
C.W.G.C. Ref: – G. 5544

Also refer to

  • Macclesfield Troops pre WWI
  • Photos from Barnswood archive Macclesfield WW1
  • ‘Big Hats, Shorts and Dyb Dyb Dyb’ – a history of Macclesfield and Congleton Scouts by Norman Gosling
  • WWI List of Addresses Trevor Druce Macclesfield Reflects
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