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 1911 George was working as a carter on a farm.

George enlisted in the Sussex Regiment at Worthing and was killed in action on 29th 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 29th 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
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

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