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George Meredith, Age 24

Private, 24746, 5th Battalion. Grenadier Guards.

Grenadier Guards cap badge
Grenadier Guards Cap Badge.

George was a former member of the Shropshire Constabulary (Police). Before enlisting he had lived at Old Park and being a member of the Police was well placed to join an elite Guards regiment.

He was wounded in action and had been brought back to a London hospital before he succumbed to his wounds on 26th November 1917.

George was buried at the Ketley (St Mary) church in plot 12 of the new burial ground.

Extra info:
The family lived at 22, Coppice Houses, Old Park, Dawley, and before he became a police officer, he was an Apprentice Grocer.

Head stone

George’s head stone at St. Mary the Virgin, Ketley.

WWI Medal Rolls Index Card

WWI Medal Rolls Index Card

Commonwealth War Graves
Buried St. Mary the Virgin, Ketley.


victory-medal britishwar-medal
Victory Medal British War Medal

WW1 Death Plaque