George William Tooley

View George William on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Service number:
Lance Corporal
Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Date of birth:
18 September 1890
Date of death:
25 February 1917
Age at Death:
TOOLEY George William

Known information

George William Tooley was born on 18 September 1890 at Harby near Lincoln but by the turn of the century he had moved with his parents William and Lucy and his six brothers and sisters to Great Casterton. He was a waggoner before enlisting on 24 February 1915, at which time he was living with his wife at Whitwell. He was sent out to France on 31 January 1916 and took part in fighting at La Bassee, the Somme, and elsewhere. He died from a shell wound in the chest on 25 February 1917 and is buried in the Cérisy-Gailly Military Cemetery, four miles from Bray, grave III.Q.2. He is remembered on Great Casterton's war memorial and on a plaque inside Little Casterton church which was originally placed in Toll Bar Methodist Chapel. His wife remarried after the war and moved back to Great Casterton with the child she had with George.

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  • Great Casterton Church
  • Gt Casterton Memorial
  • Little Casterton Church
  • Little Casterton war memorial
  • Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery JS1
  • Cerisy Gailly Military Cemetery 2
  • G W Tooley JS3
  • G W Tooley 1
  • G W Tooley JS1
  • G W Tooley 2
  • G W Tooley JS2

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2 images Some pictures of his headstone
By John Stokes on Sunday 30th November '14 at 9:02pm
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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