Lance Corporal George Henry Sanford

© 2015 Royston Williamson

Thank you to Wendy Shuttleworth for the following research.

George Henry Sanford was born in Dorking on the 23rd October 1889, the son of George and Mary.

He had a twin brother, John Charles who sadly died soon after birth. George was baptised on the 22nd January 1890 at St. Martin’s Church, Dorking,

In 1891, the family were living in Dorking at 53 Dene Street. George snr was working as a Bill Poster.

In 1901, the family were living in Dorking at 3 North Street.

In 1911, the family were living at 49, Dene Street Dorking.  By now both George snr and George jnr were  working as Bill posters

George married Ethel Alice Goss in 1914 in Poplar, London. They had one daughter, Elsie, born 28th December 1913 and baptised on 22th April 1914 at Christ Church, Clapton, Hackney.  They were living at 1 Lyall Road, Bow and George’s occupation was listed as a Motor Driver.

George enlisted in Guildford into the 7th Battalion, Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment as a Lance Corporal with the regimental number G/136.

He was killed in action on the Somme on 26th April 1918 aged 28. George was buried in the Hangard Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

Born Dorking, Surrey
Lived Dorking, Surrey
Son of George and Mary Sanford of Dene Street, Dorking
Husband of Ethel Alice Goss
Father of Elsie Sanford
Regiment 7th Battalion. Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment
Number G/136
Date of Death 26th April 1918
Place of Death Somme, France
Cause of Death Killed in action
Age 28
Cemetery Hangard Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.