Finney, George Richard

BORN HULL 1899. THIRD SON OF WILLIAM GEORGE & ELIZABETH FINNEY, OF 16 LEE SMITH STREET, HEDON ROAD (ARMY RECORDS ADDRESS) AND 86 MERSEY STREET, HULL. HE HAD SIX BROTHERS AND TWO SISTERS. EMPLOYED AS A FITTER. A SINGLE MAN. DESCRIBED AS 5 FOOT, 10 INCHES TALL, 35 INCH CHEST SIZE.

HE ENLISTED IN HULL, ON 19/01/1917. SERVED WITH THE 7TH EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. KILLED IN ACTION, ON 10/10/1918, AGED 19. HE LEFT SISTERS AND BROTHERS, WILL AND JACK, BOTH SERVING IN FRANCE, (HDM 28/10/1918)

HIS NAME IS RECORDED ON THE HULL GRAMMAR SCHOOL MEMORIAL.

HIS BROTHER, SAPPER, WILIAM FINNEY, ROYAL ENGINEERS, WAS AWARDED THE MILITARY MEDAL AND CROIX DE GUERRE.


First name:
GEORGE RICHARD
Military Number:
40035
Rank:
Sergeant
Date Died
10/10/1918
Place died:
Neuvilly Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France
Age:
19
86 , MERSEY STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK