Hi Guys, I thought that I would write about another family member who served in WW1.
I should explain the family relationship here to me. He was a distant relative on my Mum's side of the family, being related to my Mum's Aunt. The exact relationship being "Uncle of wife of grand uncle". But his Grandma was a Stevenson, so he is a blood relative too.
His name was George Grice.
Here is a photo of him and some comrades taken prior to their departure of the Western Front. The post card photo is captioned "The Hyde Park Ramblers at Marlow" . He can be seen on the left side, at the back, with his arms folded. He was a member of the Grenadier Guards. Their usual reputation for smartness is not captured in this informal photo! I have looked up the info on the 4th battl and this ties in nicely with the postcard photo being taken at Marlow:
Formed at Marlow.
Moved overseas 14 July 1915.
19 August 1915 : attached to 3rd Guards Brigade, Guards Division.
8 February 1918 : transferred to 4th Guards Brigade, 31st Division.
20 May 1918 : transferred to GHQ Reserve
I did once have a very nice portrait postcard photo of him in uniform. However, many years ago I loaned this to a prospective author who never returned it and moved house taking my photo with him. This was a hard lesson: never loan anything to anyone!
Here is his medal card index which I only recently obtained. Sadly he was killed in action at the Battle of Loos in 1915. There is some confusion of dates here. Note the date of his arrival in France on the previous document of 19/11/1915 but his date of death is listed on the Commonwealth War Graves website, where this info was obtained is 21/10/1915 ????
Name: GRICE, GEORGE
Nationality: United Kingdom
Regiment/Service: Grenadier Guards
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Date of Death: 21/10/1915
Service No: 17176
Additional information: Son of Robert and Bertha Grice, of Shaw St., Ruddington, Nottingham.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 5 to 7.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL
From this entry, it would appear he has no known grave. He is just one of 20,000 names listed with no known grave........
The photo shows a general shot of the cemetery.