GEE, GEORGE ROBINSON
Date of Death:
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Text on stone:
East Lancashire Regiment 1st Bn.
I. A. 2.
I ask no other sunshine than the sunshine
of his face Beloved ever Elsie
Son of William and Florence Gee, of Hinckley, Leicestershire; husband of Elsie May Gee, of Hinckley.
Born 19-01-1911, Hinckley,Leicestershire. He died of wounds in the field hospital at Meerveldhoven. He was initially buried there.
I want to thank you for initial information concerning the existence and location of war grave which I personally was not aware of. My parents Sidney Charles Clay and George’s sister Kathleen Mary Clay (nee Gee) never talked to me personally regarding my uncle so therefore my knowledge of him is solely lacking
I have been able to locate three photographs of George which are attached. The first is solely of him and the second is a family group with his father William and mother Florence together with his sister Kathleen and brother Ashley. Ashley passed away whilst he was of a very young age due to a illness.
The third photograph shows George with his sister Kathleen on the occasion of my mothers wedding in which he gave her away as her father had been subsequently killed in action in the First World War.
I have also found two local press cuttings relating to George, one is the formal announcement of his death and the second is a dedication in his name at this local church where he was a local preacher. I was also led to believe that it was George’s intention that he would go into the ministry full time if he returned from the war.
In one of the cuttings there is a mention that George had a son and I am informed by my brother that he thinks his name was Paul but again died at a very young age and his mother later remarried of which I have no details.
Original gravesite at Meerveldhoven.