Semley War Memorial 01

Lionel George Churchill

Surname: Churchill
Other names: Lionel George
Other people in this story:
Mark Churchill
Elizabeth Churchill
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
At sea
Helles Memorial, Turkey
St. Leonard's Church, Semley, Wiltshire

Story:
Lionel George Churchill was born in 1882 in the registration district of Shaftesbury. He was the son of Mark and Elizabeth Churchill. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single and working as a shop assistant. He enlisted in the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars (Service No. 2215) and at the time of his death held the rank of Corporal. He died at sea on 24th August 1915 and his name appears on the Helles Memorial in Turkey (Panel 18). He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He is remembered on the Semley War Memorial in St. Leonard's churchyard, and on the Roll of Honour inside the church. His name was included on the Baptist Chapel plaque, now also in the church.

Images:
  • Semley Baptist Chapel Plaque
  • Semley War Memorial 3
  • Semley War Memorial 2
  • Semley War Memorial 03

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