GEORGE WILLIAM MOLYNEUX (M.M)

Rank: Corporal
Service Number: 11002.
Regiment: 13th Bn. Cheshire Regiment Killed In Action Friday 10th August 1917Age unknownCounty Memorial Runcorn
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George William Molyneux was born at Clifton, near Runcorn and was employed at Castner Kellner Works Weston point as an Engine Driver.
He lived at 44 Byron Street, Runcorn with his mother in law.

He enlisted very early on in the war and as an old territorial he went out to France after 5 months. 

He was involved in a number of key engagements with the 1st Cheshires including Neuve Chapelle and Hill 60. In June 1916, news reached Runcorn that he was to be recommended for the DCM, this was later to be the Military Medal. During this action he was wounded in the arm and was brought to Chester Hospital for treatment.

George was killed in the attack on West Hoek Ridge with the 13th Cheshires on 10th August 1917. The attack started at 04:25am in four waves, with the battalion suffering heavy losses. The total number being 106 men killed including the CO, his second in command, and all the Senior officers becoming casualties. 266 were wounded.

Compiled By Graeme Ainsworth with assistance from Percy Dunbavand
© Cheshire County Memorial Project
2016