SKELTON - IN - CLEVELAND
IN HISTORY

"WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"


Private GEORGE WILLIAM SEAMAN.

3569 Yorkshire Regiment and later
220435 10th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment.

who died, aged 24, on the 12th April 1918. Born at Storwood, near Pocklington, East Yorkshire. Enlisted at Saltburn, N Yorks.

Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial.



Ploegsteert Memorial.

At the 1911 Census he is listed as a second horseman at Cannon House Farm, Elvington, Yorkshire, aged 16.
His enlistment record shows that he moved to the Skelton area and volunteered for service. George first went to France on the 1st September 1915 and it is possible that he was wounded at some time and transferred to the East Yorks on recovery.

The Germans made three major offensives in the Spring of 1918, while they had superiority in numbers and before the Americans entered the conflict. The second of these was in the River Lys/Armentieres area. George gave his life in the Battle of Hazebrouck, which was fought to defend their advance.


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