Other names: George Francis Arthur
Locations in this story: Alderholt, DorsetHinton St. Mary, DorsetRushmore, Tollard Royal, WiltshireFrance & FlandersNew Forest, HampshireExbury, Southampton, Hampshire
Story: George Francis Stacey was born in Alderholt, Dorset, on 13 May 1899 the son of Tom Stacey and Sarah Ann Stacey (nee Foster). He lived early life in Hinton St. Mary, Dorset, and later on at 17 Park House, Rushmore, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire. He had enlisted with the Royal Flying Corps (Royal Air Force from 1 Apr 1918) on 5 May 1917 as a Private Class 2 (Service No. 80280). He served with various Squadrons in both the UK and France and Flanders becoming a Private Class 1. He was employed as a Motor Cyclist and became due for release on 18 Feb 1919 but extended his service until 28 Aug 1920. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Gladys May Spedding in the New Forest, Hampshire, Registration area in 1935. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Lepe House, Lepe, Exbury, Southampton, Hampshire, working as a Butler in private service as well as being a volunteer ARP Warden for Exbury. He died on 16 Dec 1969 whilst living at Lepe House Cottage, Lepe, His brother, James Victor Stacey, had also served but died during the conflict.