Private George Guy Craxford

 16th Battalion Duke of Cambridge Middlesex Regiment (G/1487).

Thank you to Jane Anthony for the following research.

George Guy Craxford was born in 1885 at Islington London the seventh son of James, a greengrocer, and Frances Alice Craxford. The Croxford family appears to be rooted in north London and as far as known does not have any connection with the Dorking or the Holmbury area. George does not appear on either the 1901 or 1911 census but when he enlisted on 26 January1915 he gave his occupation as being a butler.

He married Ellen Elizabeth White at Wimbledon in April 1915, she was a Londoner, but in 1911 she was working as a housemaid at Hopeden, Holmbury St Mary. It is possible that they met while both working at this address, however it would appear that any connection he had to Holmbury was through his wife. She was living at Wimbledon at the time of his death.

George Croxford died as a result of his wounds, probably at the 33rd Casualty Clearing Station at Bethune on 28 December 1915. At that time there was no specific offensive action being taken.

Born                            Islington, London

Son of                          James and Francis Alice Craxford
Husband of                  Ellen Elizabeth White

Regiment                     16th Battalion. Duke of Cambridge, Middlesex Regiment
Number                        G/1487

Date of Death              28th December 1915
Place of Death             Bethune France
Cause of Death           Died of Wounds

Age                              30

Cemetery                    Bethune Town Cemy, Pas de Calais, France