Private 14100 George Favell Suffolk Regiment

 

George served in the 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment and died on Thursday 10th May 1917 aged 19 years. George was the son of William and Sarah Jane Favell, of Hemingford Grey, St Ives in Huntingdonshire. He was baptised George Gordon Favell at St James church Hemingford Grey in 1897 and his death is commemorated in the same church. A brass plaque inside the church is inscribed with 16 names "In memory of the Hemingford Grey men who died in the Great War.

Report in the Huntingdonshire Post, 1st June 1917

 

SORROW AT HEMINGFORD

PTE GEORGE FAVELL, son of Mrs. Wm. Favell, of Hemingford Grey, has met a soldier’s death on the field of war. He joined the Suffolks at the start of hostilities when he was only 16½ years of age. He was invalided home about a year ago with shell shock and loss of speech from which he recovered in three or four months, and was again sent out. The sad news came on Saturday last from the War Office that he was killed on the 10th May. The sympathy of everyone who knew him is with his mother (a widow) and family. A memorial service was held on Tuesday evening the Church being nearly full. Afterwards a dumb peal was rung by ringers from both villages.

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George is remembered on bay 4 of the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, along with the names of almost 35,000 other casualties who have no known grave.

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