George Francis Gove

Surname: Gove
Other names: George Francis
Other people in this story:
John Gove
Lucy Ann Gove (nee Gray)
Alice May Lawrence
Locations in this story:
Hindon, Wiltshire
Lower Coombe, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Taunton, Somerset
Yeovil, Somerset
Stoke-under-Ham, Yeovil, Somerset

George Francis Gove was born in Hindon, Wiltshire, on 15 Sep 1894 the son of John Gove, a Blacksmith, and Lucy Ann Gove (nee Gray).  By 1901 the family were living at Lower Coombe, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire.  By 1911 George had enlisted with the 3rd Special Reserve of the Somerset Light Infantry as a Private (Service No. 9236) and was soon promoted to Corporal.  He transferred to 5th Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 32254) and again to the Hampshire Regiment (Service No. 06794) and promoted to Sergeant.  He married Alice May Lawrence in Yeovil, Somerset, during 1919.  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but he was eventually discharged on 31 Mar 1922 and received a small short term pension due to Gastric Catarrh which had been affected by his service.  He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 39 High Street, Stoke-under-Ham, Yeovil, Somerset, working as a Boot Repairer.   His death was recorded in Yeovil during 1981.


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