Harrogate Herald - 30th
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
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
Gerald Averdieck, of Beech Grove, Harrogate, if the Rifle Brigade,
aged 28, left £999. he died of wounds received in action on the 4th
10th Battalion, Rifle
Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own)
Lt (TP) George Gerald
Died : 14th September
Died of wounds
In Memory of
Lieutenant 10th Bn.,
Rifle Brigade who died on Thursday, 14th September 1916. Age 28.
Son of G. H. and Emma
Averdieck, of Harrogate; husband of Mabel Averdieck (nee Fawcett),
of Greenroyd Lodge, Apperley Bridge, Yorks.
RAWDON (ST. PETER)
CHURCHYARD, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
South. D. 404.