Other names: George
Locations in this story: Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetCheriton, Folkestone, KentFrancis Road, Folkestone, KentHenstridge, SomersetSouth AfricaIndiaFrance
Story: George Brockway was born in Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1878 and baptised there on 8th August 1878, the son of James Brockway and Sarah Ann Guliford Brockway (née Robins). George enlisted with the 13th Hussars on 1st January 1896 (Service No. 3688). He served in South Africa and India and was awarded four campaign medals. On his return to the UK in 1911 he married Lisa Maude Kitcall on 21st August 1911 at All Saints Church, Cheriton, Kent. (His parents had moved to Henstridge in the meantime). There were two children of the marriage. He served in France from 19th November 1914 to 11th August 1915. On 12th August 1915 he was posted to the 12th Reserve Regiment of the Corps of Hussars as a Farrier Staff Sergeant (Service No. 46536). He was discharged on pension on 17th October 1919 but regrettably died on 17th November 1919 at 11 Francis Road, Folkestone, Kent and buried in the Town Cemetery. He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1914/15 Star Medals.