George Baxter

Census Address: 10 Scotgate
Place of Birth: Stamford
Date of Birth: 1898
Enlistment Address: --
Regiment: Lincolnshire & Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Service Numbers: 40186
Place of Death: Stamford
Date Died: 1931
10 Scotgate, the Star and Garter, Stamford

George Purcell Baxter– 10 Scotgate, the Star and Garter

George Baxter, born in 1898, was the son of Charles and Catherine. He had four brothers – Charles, Harry, Alfred and Albert – and two sisters Nellie and Mabel. In 1901 the family were living at 6 Eight Acres; George’s father, Charles, was a plumber and electrician.

In 1911 they were living at the Star and Garter Inn in Scotgate, Charles still following his trade as a plumber and electrician while his son ran the pub. The pub was very small and close to the most notorious slum, Protection Place. It was demolished along with the Fire Station next door in 1967 to create the Scotgate car park.

George served in the Lincolnshire regiment. After the war in 1923 he married Dorothy Barwell. He died in 1931.

George Purcell Baker - demob certificate

George Purcell Baker – demob certificate

George Purcell Baker - wedding photo

George Purcell Baker – wedding photo

George’s Brothers

  • Charles served with the Canadian Royal Highlanders
  • Harry served in the Royal Field Artillery as a Gunner
  • Albert was too young to enlist.

Alfred was a Bomber in the Lincolnshire regiment.

Amendments and Addenda

His Demob certificate shows he enlisted as a Private in the Lincolnshire Regiment in 1916 but was then transferred to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. The award of Blue Chevrons shows he served abroad. The Wound Stripes indicate he was twice listed on Casualty Lists as either wounded by gas or shell shock. His early death was as a result of the gassing in the war. Photos added above: Demob Certificate & George Purcell Baxter on his wedding day to Dorothy Nellie Barlow