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28534 Private Chittleburgh (George, Robert)


Regiment: 14th Canadian Infantry Battalion

Born on the 14th of May 1882 in London to George and Frances. His father died aged thirty six in 1884 and the family moved to Newington where George, aged twenty, enlisted in the Army. Serving in the Royal West Surry Regiment in India on the North West Frontier. After eight years George left the Army to become a railway porter emigrating to Canada in 1911. At the outbreak of war George joined the 14th battalion of the Canadian Infantry. In September 1914 George and his battalion sailed for England arriving on the 15th of October. From October to December they lived in tents in West Down Camp eventually moving to Larkhill on the 21st of December into huts on the Packway. However the huts were breading grounds for infection and along with many others George became ill eventually dying of pneumonia on the 4th of February 1915. George is buried in Netheravon Churchyard.

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