George Albert Wakefield
|Alternative Address:||Ballinlough, Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath;|
Resident at Rutland Square, Dublin
|Census 1911:||Possibly boarding at The Royal Artillery Barracks And The Cavalry Barracks, Butt Road, Colchester|
|Regiment/Unit:||4th (Queens Own) Hussars|
|Date of Death:||16-10-1914|
|Cause:||Killed in action, Battle of Messines|
|Memorial:||La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, La Ferte-sous-Jouarre, Seine-et-Marne, France|
George and was born in Newtownforbes on the 14 January 1886. His father William came from the parish of Newtownforbes, and was a merchant in their youth, while his mother Louisa Adelaide MacDonagh was a matron from Dublin.
George moved to Rutland Square, Rotunda, Dublin (likely for education purposes) where he became a boarder with his older brother William. After his education, George worked as a printer before enlisting in the army in March 1905.
Pte. Wakefield was called to the front in September 1914, and was later promoted to Lance-Corporal. He died at the Battle of Messines (1914) which took place from the 12 October to the 2 November 1914.
His brother William was drowned on the R.M.S. Leinster on the 10 October 1918.
|Parents Names:||Son of William Wakefield and Louisa (née McDonagh), Newtownforbes|
|Notes:||In his will, George leaves all his property to Miss Margaret Kennedy of 6 Foster Terrace, Ballybough, Dublin.|