• Date of birth: 08/03/1897
  • Place of birth: Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Date of death: 22/09/1917
  • Place of death: March Farm, Belgium
  • Cause of death: Killed in action (K.I.A.)
  • Age: 20
  • Profession: Unknown
  • Country: England, United Kingdom
  • Rank: Private
  • Service number: 203094
  • Enlistment date: Unknown
  • Enlistment place: Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Last known unit: King's (Liverpool Regiment), 18th Bn. (2nd City)
  • Force: British Expeditionary Force


Additional information

George Fearon, a young man from Liverpool, served in the 18th Battalion King’s (Liverpool Regiment), which was part of the 21st Brigade, of the 30th Division.

In September 1917, the 21st Brigade was entrenched on the Messine-Wijtschate Ridge. Holding a line from the Blauwepoortebeek stream at Delporte Farm and Cannon Corner, in the south, to the road at Jill Farm, in the north.

In the night of 6 and 7 September the 18th King’s relieved the 2nd Yorks in the left sub sector at Jill Farm, March Farm and June Farm. Battalion Headquarters were at Derry Farm. The reserve Company was positioned at Gun Farm. George’s Battalion was relieved on 11 September. After a well-deserved stay in the hinterland the 18th King’s moved back to the front on 21 September.

While working parties of the Battalion were digging and wiring trenches in the frontline, the German artillery shelled the frontline. Eight men of the 18th King’s were wounded. Six men, among whom, 20-year-old George Fearon, were killed instantly. And two others died of their wounds. All six were buried side by side in Torreken Farm Cemetery No.1.