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George McGee

Menin Gate. Ieper. Ypres Salient. Flanders. Falkirk District
Menin Gate Memorial. Authors image

11393 Private

2nd Battalion Royal Scots, 8th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Division

Age: 20

Date of Death: 2.10.15

Buried: Menin Gate Memorial Panel 11

Family: Son of Richard Helen McGee, 118 Gordon Street, Camelon. They had two daughters and George was their only son. Prior to enlisting as a regular George was employed as a laundryman. The battalion went to France to join the BEF on 17 August 1914.

The action leading to his death

On the 2 October the battalion was in the line at Maple Copse. The War Diary records that it was a quiet day and that they worked at repairing the parapet and removing mud from the Communication Trench. The Diary record that 1 OR killed (George) and 1 wounded. His grave was subsequently lost and he is listed as missing on the Menin Gate.

Maple Copse. Menin gate. Ypres Salient. Flanders. Falkirk District

Medals Awarded:

1914 Star & Clasp, The British War Medal, Victory Medal.

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