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Carlton, G.W., Pte., 1917

Hooge Crater Cemetery

In Hooge Crater Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, is the Commonwealth War Grave of 42471 Private George William Carlton serving with the 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wale's Own) who died 29/07/1917.

William Kirby has submitted the following:-

George William was born at Hetton in 1884 the son of of Robert and Margaret Carlton.

In late 1910 George married Phyllis Passmoor.

In 1891 the family were living at Washington and in 1901 they had moved to Hetton le Hole and George was working below ground at the local coal mine.

By 1911 the family were living at 12 Pine Street, Grange Villa. Father Robert was a Coal Miner - Hewer, brother Joseph was a Coal Miner - Putter, George William (26) living there with his wife Phyllis was a Coal Miner - Hand Putter. Margaret Alice (14) had no occupation.

George and Phyllis' daughter Margaret was born in 1911. Unfortunately Phyllis born in 1913 died in 1915.

George enlisted at Chester-le-Street and joined the East Yorkshire Regiment with service number 17075. He was later transferred to the West Yorkshire Regiment. He embarked for France the 9th September 1915.

George was killed in action 29th July 1917.

Recipient of the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

His brother Joseph also served in World War 1, died in 1920 and is buried with a Commonwealth Grave Headstone at Pelton.

George William Carlton is remembered at West Pelton on W112.01

The CWGC entry for Private Carlton

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk