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Second Lieutenant George Gerald Averdieck


Harrogate Herald - 30th June 1915

The marriage took place on Saturday, at St Margaret's Church, Ilkley, of George Gerald Averdieck, Second Lieutenant, 10th (S) Rifle Brigade, second surviving son of Mr and Mrs George H Averdieck, of 18 Beech Grove, Harrogate, and Mabel, elder daughter of Mrs Charles Fawcett and the late Charles Fawcett, formerly of Rawdon.


Harrogate Herald - 20th September 1916

A large number of persons witnessed the funeral at the Rawdon Parish Churchyard on Saturday of Lieutenant George Gerald Averdieck, of the Rifle Brigade, son of Mr and Mrs G H Averdieck, Beech Grove, Harrogate. Lieutenant Averdieck died on Thursday at a military hospital at Manchester from wounds received in action on September 3rd. it was shortly after half-past two that the funeral cortege drew up at the church, and the coffin, draped with the Union Jack, was borne into the interior of the building for a brief service, which was accompanied by special music and conducted by the Vicar of Rawdon, the Rev J E Edwards, assisted by the Vicar of Yeadon, the Rev T Phipps Hadland. Outside a detachment of the Royal Field Artillery, who furnished the bearer and firing party and a bugler to sound the "Last Post", stood with rifles reversed, and as the coffin was carried out on the shoulders of six of their members, preceded it down an avenue thickly lined with spectators, to the graveside. In the rear came the late Lieutenant's mother and father, the widow, Mrs Gerald Averdieck, and her mother and sister, Mrs Charles Fawcett and Miss Dora Fawcett. There were present a large number of relatives and friends, including Mr and Mrs John Fawcett, Alderman J E Fawcett, Dr Wightman, Mr and Mrs William Wightman, Surgeon-Major Sproat, Royal Army Medical Corps, and Mrs Sproat, Mr and Mrs Williams, Mr and Mrs Partridge, Professor Armitage, Mr G Jessop, Mr G Storer, Mr Adolph Jacobs, Mr R Delius, Mr and Mrs Charles Wade, Mr C J Vint, and some forty or fifty representatives of Kessler and Company, Limited, shippers, of Manchester and Bradford, and Whittaker Brothers, of Newlay, with whom the late Lieutenant Averdieck was formerly connected. The burial service was read by the Vicar of Rawdon.


Harrogate Herald - 6th December 1916

Lieutenant George Gerald Averdieck, of Beech Grove, Harrogate, if the Rifle Brigade, aged 28, left 999. he died of wounds received in action on the 4th September last.



10th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own)

Lt (TP) George Gerald Averdieck

Died : 14th September 1916

Died of wounds



In Memory of


Lieutenant 10th Bn., Rifle Brigade who died on Thursday, 14th September 1916. Age 28.

Additional Information:

Son of G. H. and Emma Averdieck, of Harrogate; husband of Mabel Averdieck (nee Fawcett), of Greenroyd Lodge, Apperley Bridge, Yorks.

Commemorative Information


RAWDON (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference/Panel Number:

South. D. 404.


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