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Pioneer George Furby


Harrogate Herald - 28th November 1917

Roll of Honour

Pioneer George Furby (Special Brigade, Royal Engineers), whose home was at Silverdale, 29 Albany Road, Bilton, Harrogate, was killed in action on October 16th near St Julien. He was 29 years of age, and son-in-law of Mr & Mrs C F Bruce, Silverdale, Masham. Before enlisting he was employed at Messrs Taylor's Drug Stores, Station Parade, Harrogate. His officer writing to Mrs Furby, says : " It may be some slight consolation to you to know that he died doing his duty nobly, as he always did, and that he died without pain, for his death was instantaneous. We feel his loss greatly, and I cannot say how sorry I am personally, for I was his section officer. He was doing splendidly, and amongst his comrades was a most popular man. Please accept our deepest sympathy, and may God comfort and console you in the loss of your brave husband".



Corps of Royal Engineers

220395 Pioneer George Furby

Born : Masham

Enlisted : Harrogate

Died : 18th Aug 1917

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

Notes : "P" Spec. Company RE

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