Click here to return to the main site entry page
Click here to return to the previous page

Private Francis George Gasden Shorley

491957 1st/13th Kensington Battalion London Regiment

Son of Mr Francis & Mrs Annie Shorley

Aged 34 years

Died 27th November 1917

Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louverval
Panel 11.

Born at Higham Ferrers.
Worked as a shoe rivetter.
The Rushden Echo, Friday 24 August 1917, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Rushden's Soldier Sons
The Wellingborough Road Roll of Honour - 'We shall all March Home again Some Day'

Mrs Sibley, secretary of the Wellingborough-road Roll of Honour, Rushden, has received another large batch of letters from the boys whose names appear on the list, in acknowledgement of the further gifts. The following are extracts from some of the letters:-
George Shorley: I sincerely hope we may soon all find our way back to good old Rushden.

The Rushden Echo Friday 21 December 1917, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Rushden Victim of the War - Private George Shorley Killed

Official news has been received by Mrs Shorley, 202 Wellingborough-road, Rushden, of he death of her son, Pte George Shorley, of the - London Regiment, who as killed in action on November 27th, in France. Deceased, was 34 years of age and had been in France about 18 months. He was expected home on leave when the sad news came. A letter from the Officer, conveying the sympathy from all ranks, states that the late soldier was very popular both with men and officers. He was engaged, with several other men, defending an important post, when he was killed. Deceased was the brother of Mrs Joseph Knight, of Irchester-road, Rushden.

Click here to return to the main index of features
Click here to return to the War index
Click here to e-mail us