Private George Alder

Thank you to Jane Anthony for this research.

Although George Alders parents were living in Holmwood at the time of his death he does not appear to have any connection to the village. He was born in about 1892 at North Munden near Pulborough one of ten children. In 1901 the family had moved from North Munden to Midhurst, his father worked mostly as a domestic gardener, although he also acted as a groom sometimes. In 911 George was working as a carter on a farm.

George enlisted in the Sussex Regiment at Worthing and was killed in action on 29 August 1915 in Gallipoli aged 23. He was buried at the Hill 10 Cemetery. Most of the troops buried here were killed at Sulva Bay which took place at the beginning of August. However some of the dead were moved there later from more remote sites. As George died on 29 August it seems quite probable that he was one of those.

Born                             North Munden, West Sussex
Lived                            Worthing, West Sussex

Son of                          William and Mary Alder of 2, Buckingham Road, Holmwood, Dorking

Regiment                     1st/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment
Number                       2083

Date of Death              29th August 1915
Place of Death             Gallipoli
Cause of Death            Died of Wounds

Age                              23

Cemetery                    Hill 10 Cemetery, Turkey