Other names: Lionel George
Locations in this story: Gillingham, DorsetAt seaHelles Memorial, Gallipoli, TurkeySt. Leonard's Church, Semley, WiltshireGloucester
Story: Lionel George Churchill was born in 1882 in Gillingham, Dorset. He was the son of Mark Churchill and Elizabeth Churchill (nee Lush). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single and working as a shop assistant in Eastgate Street, Gloucester. He enlisted in Gloucester and joined the 1/1st Royal Gloucestershire Hussars (Yeomanry) (Service No. 2215) and at the time of his death held the rank of Corporal. He died at sea off Gallipoli on 24th August 1915 and his name appears on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, 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. His parents were by then living in Semley, Wiltshire.