George Burgin

George Victor Burgin was born in 1882 in Derbyshire and baptised at Edensor on 18th June that year. He was the son of Tom Burgin (born Wentworth Woodhouse in Yorkshire) and Loretta (nee Ward) who was born at Saltmarsh in the same county.

In 1891 8-year old George was living with his parents and his sister Mary Elizabeth (6), at the kennels in Edensor, where his father was a gamekeeper.

Ten years later he had moved with his parents to Alvaston in Derbyshire and his father was employed as a general labourer. George was now a carpenter and his sister a dressmaker.

In early 1906 George married Fanny Harriet Brick who had been born in Kilburn in London.

By 1911 they had moved to Hatton and were living at Keeper’s Cottage. George was now a gamekeeper and they had two children, George Alfred (4) and Stanley Easthope (3) who had both been born in Derbyshire.

George Victor enlisted on 8th December 1915 and served overseas in the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Gunner, service number 102691. It was not clear exactly where he served. He was discharged from 184 Siege Battery on 24th May 1918 and was entitled to the “War Badge”. He was not recorded as an absent voter in Hatton, so the family must have moved on.

George Burgin died in Liverpool North Registration District in autumn 1937. He was 55 years of age.