GORE George

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Private George Gore born in Morcott on 12 June 1883, the only son of William and Eliza Gore. His mother died aged 38 when he was just three years old. His father had been widowed before and married for the third time in 1890 to Hannah when George was seven. It was a large family. George had three half-siblings and five stepbrothers and sisters. In 1909 he emigrated to Canada where he became a farmer. He had been there five years when the First World War began and George attested to join the Canadian army on 27 May 1916. He gives his date of birth as 12 June 1888, making himself five years younger than he actually was. He named his step-mother Hannah as his next of kin. In Rutland and the Great War, George Phillips wrote: "That call of the blood, that sacred and indissoluble attachment, which nature had implanted in every breast towards the country from whence birth is derived, caused George Gore to enlist in the 177th Canadian Battalion. He was under training when taken ill with inflammatory rheumatism, and was removed to hospital; his condition became worse, and he passed away November 23rd, 1916, at Barrie, Ontario, without being able to strike a blow for his beloved country." George is buried in his adopted country Canada and remembered in the one of his birth, on Morcott's war memorial. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has his age as 32, but he had turned 33 by the time he died.

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Commemorated on page 93 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Source : http://www.veterans.gc.ca
By John Stokes on Friday 17th April '15 at 8:55pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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