240498 Private George Scholey Wales
York and Lancaster Regiment
26th March 1918
Born in Barnsley,Yorkshire in 1894. He was baptised on 16/12/1894.
His parents were George Edward Wales
(09/10/1854-1942) and Grace Beatrice Thompson
(09/02/1868-1950). They were married in 1890.
George had a brother, James Edward
(21/06/1893-1950) and 4 sisters,
Vera Louisa Beatrice(30/12/1890-1970),
Minnie Violet(29/10/1896-1976) and
In the 1901 census,the family were recorded as living at 226 Sheffield Road Barnsley. George Snr was working as a photographer.
In the 1911 census, it showed that the family were now living at 35 Wellgate,Rotherham,Yorkshire. George Snr was still employed as a photographer and George jnr was a clerk at a steel works.
He enlisted in Rotherham and his date of embarkation into France was on 13/04/1915.
He was killed in action on 26/03/1918.
He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star,the 1914-1918 British War and Allied Victory medals.
At the time of his death, the family were living at 8 Gilberthorpe Street,Rotherham,Yorkshire.
His mother was awarded a pension of 6/- 6d a week from 15/10/1918.