Lance Sergeant George Francis Baum, 16339

  • Batt - 8
  • Unit - Leicestershire Regiment
  • Section -
  • Date of Birth - 1895
  • Died - 13/06/1917
  • Age - 22

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Source: Michael Doyle Their Name Liveth For Evermore: The Great War Roll of Honour for Leicestershire and Rutland.
He was the son of Timothy John Baum, a gamekeeper, born 1848 in Leicester and his wife Mary Baum (nee Wilson, married in the 2nd quarter of 1876 in the Market Bosworth, Leics. district), born 1858 in Congerstone, Leicestershire. George Francis was born in the 3rd quarter of 1895 in Claybrooke, Leicestershire, his siblings were Frederick, born 1877 in Shackerstone, Leicestershire, William, born 1880 in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, Mabel, born 1883 in Coombe Keynes, Wareham, Dorsetshire, John Timothy, born 1887, Elizabeth Sarah, born 1889 and Henry, born in the 3rd quarter of 1891, the latter three siblings were all born in Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire and Frank Thomas, born 1899 in Claybrooke, Leicestershire, in March 1901 the family home was at Pump Street, Great Claybrooke, Leicestershire. In April 1911 George was employed in Farm Work and was residing in the family home at Claybrook Magna, Leicestershire together with his widowed mother and siblings, John, Henry and Frank, also residing with the family was his niece Elizabeth Ellen Baum, born 1903 in Maesteg, Glamorganshire, Wales. Relating to his brothers, Frank also fought in the war, ending the last eighteen months as a Prisoner of War, John (Jack) who was a butcher, died when he was struck by lightning while working in Claybrooke village, and Henry died of wounds received in action. George had himself been twice previously wounded.
The War Diary for today records. CROISILLES.
On Friday July 23rd 1915 The Melton Mowbray Times & Vale of Belvoir Gazette published the following article under the heading. “ROLL OF HONOUR.” – FIRST BATTALION’S HEAVY LIST. The following wounded in the 1st and 2nd Battalions Leicestershire Regiment are officially reported from the Base, under date July 5th:- 1st Battalion. Ash, 7140, Private W.S. Ashley, 12866, Private J. Battle, 16598, Private W. Baum, 16339, Private G. Boulter, 5534, Lance Sergeant S. Burbidge, 5508, Private W. Butler, 7668, Private G. Cann, 11845, Private G. F. Clarke, 7189, Private W. H. Cort, 9578, Private S. H. Fealey, 13681, Private M. Fisher, 7686, Private J. Garner, 5094, Private W. Gummitt, 12191, Private J. Hamilton, 5474, Private J. Hoult, 5252, Acting Company Sergeant Major G. Jayes, 10899, Private H. C. Jeffrey, 9430, Private J. Marson, 17038, Private J. T. Moule, 17231, Lance Corporal W. C. Nolan, 11758, Private P. Pick, 16934, Private R. H. Poole, 6274, Private J. W. Summers, 7725, Private T. W. Thompson, 16614, Private J. 2nd Battalion. Blackshaw, 12152, Private. Connew, 11916, Private. Larrad, 7876, Private. Mawby, 11429, Private F. W. Wardle, 7535, Lance Corporal H.

Leicestershire Project Findings
  • Conflict - World War I
  • Burial Place - I D 10, Croisilles British Cemetery
Research from Michael Doyle's Their Name Liveth For Evermore
  • Unit - Leicestershire Regiment
  • Cause of death - KILLED IN ACTION
  • Burial Commemoration - Croisilles British Cem., France
  • Born - Claybrooke Magna, Leics
  • Enlisted - Leicester
  • Place of Residence - Claybrooke Magna, Leicestershire, England

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