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Quigley, G.R., Pte., 1918

Photo: Brian Pirrie

In St. Paul's Churchyard is the Commonwealth War Grave of:-

33311 Private
G.R. Quigley
Grenadier Guards
18th July 1918 Age 23

William Kirby has submitted the following:-

George Reuben was born in 1895 at Chester Moor, the son of George and Isabella Quigley.

In 1901 the family were living at Church Street Chester Moor. George was a Coal Miner Stone Man and the family consisted of William (17 born Pelton Driver in Coal Mine), Margaret (14 born Grange Villa), John (10 born Craghead), Ada (8 born Chester Moor), George R. (6 born Chester Moor), Christina (3 born Chester Moor) and Robert (2 born Chester Moor).

In 1911 George and Isabella had moved to 18 Twizell Lane, Beamish. Father George was still a Coal Miner Stoneman, George Reuben at 16 was a driver in the mine.

George enlisted at Stanley and joined the Grenadier Guards.

He died 18th July 1918 of appendicitis at the 4th London General Hospital.

No medal card has been identified for George, so perhaps he never entered a field of conflict.

George Reuben Quigley is remembered at West Pelton on W112.01

The CWGC entry for Private Quigley

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