G. A. Pelling
Service no. C/3505
Rifleman (served as batman), King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 17th Battalion
Born in Wandsworth, enlisted in London
Died 1920, aged 26 (not listed in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database)
Silver war badge no. 169847 (War Office and Air Ministry: Service Medal and Award Rolls, First World War. Silver War Badge. RG WO 329, 2958–3255. The National Archives.)
Data from British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920 (The National Archives)
Joined 28 May 1915 in London. Occupation given as “wood machinist”. Address 60 Union Grove, Clapham.
Height 5 ft 7¾in. Chest 36½in (expansion 2½in). Middle finger of right hand missing.
Posted 26 January 1916; posted home 11 February 1917 – “Discharged. No longer physically fit for service”
Born in March 1894. Baptised 4 February 1898 at All Saints, Lambeth. Parents given as George Pelling, a cab driver, and Miriam Mary Ann, of 99 Thorparch Road.
In 1911 George Albert Pelling, aged 17, was working as a painter and living with his parents and two of sisters at Thorparch Road.
Family tree information on Ancestry.co.uk
Miriam Mary Ann née Hirst, died 1936.