Information about birth

Date of birth:
08/03/1897
Place of birth:
Lancashire, Liverpool, United Kingdom, England

Army information

Country:
United Kingdom, England
Force:
British Expeditionary Force
Rank:
Private
Service number:
203094
Enlistment place:
Lancashire, Liverpool, United Kingdom, England
Units:
 —  King's (Liverpool Regiment), 18th Bn. (2nd City)  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
22/09/1917
Place of death:
March Farm, Belgium
Cause of death:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Age:
20

Cemetery

Torreken Farm Cemetery No.1
Plot: /
Row: B
Grave: 11

Distinctions and medals 2

Points of interest 2

#1 Place of birth
#2 Enlistment place

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.

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Ancestry
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Further reference
CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/448926/fearon,-george/
Sources used
The Long, Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
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War Diaries
https://www.nmarchive.com
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