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  • Easington
  • Durham, England
  • Dunston
  • Husband of Ethel Alderson, of 10, Stephenson St., Dunston-on-Tyne, Co. Durham.
  • Albert Medal (London Gazette, 19 May 1916); he was the only soldier serving with the D.L.I. to be awarded the Albert Medal First Class in Gold (only 45 were ever given); George's widow received the medal; he was given the medal because he 'seized a bomb which he knew would explode in four seconds';

Military service

  • Gateshead
  • 12231
  • Lance Corporal
  • A M
  • 10th Bn. Durham Light Infantry
  • to France on 21 May 1915


  • B Camp St.-Jans ter Biezen, while carrying out a bomb of which the percussion cap was fired
  • Died of bomb wounds (hand blown off)
  • 31
  • I - B - 14A



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