George Day

Census Address: 14 Lumby's Terrace, Water Street
Place of Birth: Stamford
Date of Birth: 1897
Enlistment Address: --
Regiment: Nottingham and Derby Regiment, Special Reserve
Service Numbers: --
Place of Death: Peterborough Hospital
Date Died: 1971
Lumby's Terrace, Water Street

George was born in Stamford in the autumn of 1896, he was the second son of his mother Mary Ann Day. In 1911 he was living with his grandparents, William and Jane Day and three boys, uncle Ernest and brothers John and William at 14 Lumby’s Terrace. He was unemployed.

At the outbreak of WWI, still unemployed, he enlisted in the Special Reserve of the Nottingham and Derby Regiment and was mobilised in August 1914, being sent to France as a Private (number unknown) shortly afterwards. There he was made a Corporal and was wounded three times, on 9 Aug 1915, 15 Sep 1916 and 27 May 1918.

He was awarded a 1914 star and demobbed on 27 February 1919.

He returned to Stamford, aged 22, to live at 5 Bath Row. He worked for the Town Council and he and his wife, Zillah Louise, had one daughter, Beryl Audrey.

They later lived in Essex Road, Stamford and he died in Peterborough Hospital in 1971.