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George Henry Jarratt

Rank: Wireless Operator
Street: 14 New Street
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Clongesh
Catholic Parish: Clonguish
Alternative Address: Lismoy, Newtownforbes; Tranmere (?) Albany Road, Fleet, Hampshire;
Census 1901: Resident at Lismoy.
Census 1911: Resident with his family on New Street, Longford
Regiment Number: RS2 No: 205475
Date of Death:
Cause: Unknown (survived WW1)

George Henry Jarratt was born on or around the 1 October 1899 in Lismoy, the youngest of four children, and the only one to be born in Longford. He was named after his father, who was a veterinary surgeon in Longford town.

It is not certain what George's WW1 service was, but he was in the service of the British merchant navy by 1918 and was a Wireless Operator.

*After WW1, worked as a Wireless Telephone Operator on ships travelling between the UK and USA and Africa. Shipping manifests from the 1930s in particular suggest that George was based in London.

No further information on George's life is available at present.

Parents Names: Son of George Henry Jarratt and Mary Angela (née Murray), New Street, Longford
Notes: *In 1930 he is showing travelling on multiple occasions with other operators on the RMS Majestic to New York in transit to Canada, and their passage was paid by the "Standard Telephone Company" or the the International Marine Radio Co. and their contact was given as the White Star Line in NY. The birth location of Lismoy, was given on the shipping manifest, and his father in New Street was given as contact

Link to Civil Record of Birth (please ensure the web address ends in .pdf); Link to Campaign Medals awarded to Merchant Seamen 1914-25, British National Archive;

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