Lance Corporal George Astill

Lance Corporal George Astill

Army Number: 11193

Battalion : 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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Born at Keyworth Nottinghamshire. Son of Joseph and Sarah Astill, of Gwenarth, Mapperley Plains Nottingham. Brother of Arthur Astill the “Whistling Ploughboy”. Lived at Hazel Grove, Mapperley, Nottingham. He was a professional soldier having enlisted on 4th August 1909 at Nottingham. He served in the East Indies from 19th September 1911 to the 7th October 1914. He was appointed Lance Corporal 3rd November 1914, went to France 4th November 1914 and was killed in action, 27th December 1914, whilst serving in the trenches near Richebourg, France.

Lance Corporal George Astill article
Nottingham Daily Express 5th February 1915

Commemorated Le Touret Memorial, France. Panel 26 and 27

Le Touret Memorial, France.

Lance Corporal George Astill is also commemorated on the following local memorials:
All Hallows Church War Memorial, Gedling, Nottinghamshire.
Memorial Hall War Memorial, Gedling, Nottinghamshire.
Nottingham Central Methodist Mission War Memorial (Albert Hall), Nottingham.
Memorial Gates War Memorial, Keyworth, Nottinghamshire.