George Swearer.

Photo of group of men including George Swearer, some with 

Imperial Service badges over their right tunic pocket.

From a local paper dated  10/8/1918  =  RAMSEY CROIX DE GUERRE

 Congratulations to Lance Corporal George Swearer, son of Mr. & Mrs. A. N. Swearer, Blenheim Road, Ramsey, who has been awarded the French Croix de Guerre for conspicuous bravery with the tanks.  Lance Corpl. Swearer is attached to the Tank Corp, and has been in the thick of the recent heavy fighting, in which he was slightly wounded.

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George came from Ramsey in Huntingdonshire.  He was the son of A. N. Swearer , builder and undertaker, also from Ramsey.

He enlisted in the 2/1st Hunts. Cyclist Battalion at Huntingdon on 3rd October 1914.

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In a local paper of the 9/10/1917 - He was a private in the 2/1st H C B who was appointed Lance Corporal from 1st August 1917.
 
Photo of group of men including George Swearer.

Photo of group of men including George Swearer of the Motor Transport Section of the H C B.

George Swearer is the third from left.

From a local paper dated  10/8/1918  =  RAMSEY CROIX DE GUERRE

 Congratulations to Lance Corporal George Swearer, son of Mr. & Mrs. A. N. Swearer, Blenheim Road, Ramsey, who has been awarded the French Croix de Guerre for conspicuous bravery with the tanks.  Lance Corpl. Swearer is attached to the Tank Corp, and has been in the thick of the recent heavy fighting, in which he was slightly wounded.

 
Reverse of postcard kindly supplied by William John Beacham who is a relation of George Swearer.  It was posted from Bovington on 20th December 1916. At the time he was with the Tank Corps.

 

 

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09/04/2012

. . Martyn Smith