Sedgehill War Memorial 2

George Robert Batson

Surname: Batson
Other names: George Robert
Other people in this story:
Mr Parnham
Flora Ellen Batson née Smith
Locations in this story:
Trent, Dorset
France & Flanders
Tyne Cot Memorial, Flanders
Bishops Waltham, Hampshire
Westcombe, Evercreech, Somerset
St. Catherine's Church, Sedgehill, Wiltshire

Story:
George Robert Batson was born in 1879 in Trent, Dorset. In 1909 he married Flora Ellen Smith. At the time of the 1911 Census they were living at Bishops Waltham, Hampshire and he was working as a cowman. They were living at Sedgehill when he enlisted in the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 14561). He served in France & Flanders and at the time of his death on 16th August 1917 held the rank of Sergeant. He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals and his name appears on the Tyne Cot Memorial in Flanders (Panel 92). By the end of the war Flora had re-married, becoming Mrs Parham. She and her husband lived at Westcombe, Evercreech, Somerset. George is remembered on the memorial plaque in St. Catherine's Church, Sedgehill.    

Images:
  • Sedgehill War Memorial 1

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives