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George Stephenson

Rank: Private
Street: Dublin Street
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Resident at Dublin Street
Census 1911: Resident at Dublin Street
Regiment/Unit: Irish Guards, 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number: 8569
Date of Death: 12-09-1917
Cause: Killed in action, Widjendrift, 3rd Battle of Ypres
Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

George was born c.1889 in Longford, the son of Benjamin Stephenson and Anne Thompson. Benjamin was a Staff Serjeant with the 6th Rifle Brigade, before becoming a farmer, but sadly died in 1895.

Prior to enlisting, George was a farmer. Pte Stephenson enlisted in Longford, but was killed in action in Belgium during the Battle of Passchendaele. 

Parents Names: Son of the late Benjamin Stephenson and Anne (née Thompson) of Dublin Street, Longford.

Link to CWGC entry; The Irish Guards in the Great War, Rudyard Kipling

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