Private George Weller

George Weller © Leigh Parish Council

Thank you to Molly Worsfold and Tim Dumas from St. Bartholomew Church in Leigh for allowing Dorking Museum to reproduce their research.

George Weller was born in Leigh in 1880, the son of George Weller. He probably went to school in Leigh in about 1887 when the school was near the Church, the Plough and the village pump.

He may well have served almost the whole war in the 1st Battalion, Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment and was killed in action on 16th April 1918.

George, Lucy Jane Weller and son © Leigh Parish Council

He was married to Lucy Jane, and left a small son then living at Mynthurst, Leigh. Lucy remarried after the war to Mr. Parsons and lived in Laurel Cottage, Leigh.

Born                            Leigh, Surrey
Lived                           Leigh, Surrey

Son of                         George Weller of Oak Cottage, Bellfield Avenue, Harrow Weald

Husband of                  Lucy Jane Weller of 2, Laurel Cottage,Leigh

Regiment                     1st Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment
Number                       G/37961

Date of Death               16th April 1918
Place of Death              Belgium
Cause of Death             Killed in Action

Age                               38

Memorial                      Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium