Other names: George
Locations in this story: Whiteparish, WiltshireEast Knoyle, WiltshireAmport, HampshireWeyhill, Andover, HampshireMarlborough, WiltshireLymington, Hampshire
Story: George Elkins was born in Whiteparish, Wiltshire, on 27 Jan 1898 the son of Ezekiel John Elkins and Louisa Elkins (nee Knight). He lived his very early life mainly in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, until by 1911 the family had moved on to Amport, Hampshire. He enlisted on 5 Jun 1916 with the Royal Marines Light Infantry as a Private (Service No. 2312). It is not known where he served but on his discharge would have qualified for the Victory and British War Medals. He married Ellen Hoare in Weyhill, Andover, Hampshire, on 22 Mar 1919. Regrettably Ellen died in 1934 but George went on to re-marry Vera Daisy Olive Newman in Marlborough, Wiltshire, on 22 Mar 1939. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 161 Crofton Road, Marlborough, Wiltshire, working as a Cowman. His death was recorded in Lymington, Hampshire, on 24 Mar 1971.