Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
CSM George Henry Flemming

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CSM George Henry Flemming, and an obituary from the Green Howards Gazette
CSM George Henry Flemming, and an obituary from the Green Howards Gazette
(Photo from the Green Howards Gazette)

Company Serjeant Major George Henry Flemming. 3/8878. 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of the late Gilbert and Mary Flemming; husband of Rose Elizabeth Flemming, of 5, Albion St., Aylesbury, Bucks. Killed 21 September 1916. Aged 41.
Born Hoxton (London), Enlisted London, Resided Aylesbury.

John Sly (<>) has provided some additional information on CSM Flemming.

Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902 5829 Cpl G.H.FLEMING,
Clasps Relief Of Kimberley Yorkshire Regt
Diamond Hill

King’s South Africa Medal 5829 Serjt: G.H.FLEMMING.
Clasps South Africa 1901 York: Regt
South Africa 1902

1914-15 Star 3-8878 C.S.Mjr.G H FLEMMING York.R.

Queen’s South Africa Medal confirmed on roll WO 100/178 f 29 (name spelt with one M). King’s South Africa Medal confirmed on roll WO 100/326 f 124 (two Ms)

He was awarded a posthumous Mention-in-Despatches 4 January 1917

Army Medal Office rolls record that he served in both 10/ and 9/Yorkshire Regiment. He disembarked in France 9 September 1915 with 10th Battalion.

Copy of service record from WO 97/4845 (name spelt with two Ms)

When he married Rose Elizabeth Tomblin at Berkhamsted 30 May 1915 he was living at 2 Shrublands Avenue, Berkhamsted, was described as 42 years old, a widower, and Company-Sergeant-Major, 10/Yorkshire Regiment.

He was listed as wounded in the Green Howards Gazette for December 1915 while serving with 10/Yorkshire Regt (indicating that he was almost certainly wounded at Loos). His death on a reconnaissance was recorded in the GHG for December 1916, when a photograph was also published.

Soldiers Died In The Great War records that he was born in Hoxton, London (service record states Islington) and enlisted London (living in Aylesbury). He was killed in action in France/ Flanders 21 September 1916 serving with 9th Battalion.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission records that he was aged 41, the son of the late Gilbert and Mary Flemming, and the husband of Rose Elizabeth Flemming of 5 Albion Street, Aylesbury, Bucks. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

Given the known biographical data, no unique birth record could be identified in GRO indexes.

He appears in a photograph of the NCOs serving with 2nd Provisional Battalion published in the GHG for March 1899.

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