George was the Sergeant of Perranporth Patrol, Cornwall
|Unit or location||Role||Posted from||until|
|Perranporth Patrol||Patrol Leader||24 May 1940||03 Dec 1944|
County Council surveyor
George was a much respected man. A stairway up the cliff at Droskyn Beach, Perranporth was named after him. He was a member of the local surf club, experimenting with the new body boards between the wars, and voluntarily looked after the lifebelts and lines around Perranporth Beach.
A WW1 veteran he served from 18 Sept 1914 as Corporal 200796 in the Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry seeing service in Aden and Egypt. He was recorded as 5 foot 9 inches tall. On 11 March 1919 he was admitted to hospital in Birmingham with "Spanish Flu" and was discharged 1 April 1919. He was discharged from the Army 2 May 1919 and was awarded the Victory and British medals.
He was remembered as being a very fit man who always wore a cap and rode motorcycles. In the large Cornwall group photo he is sat on the floor, far left.
TNA ref WO199/3391 & WO372/19/144231
Hancock data held at B.R.A
Auxilier Trevor Miners.