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George Frederic Wall [w.8.4.5]

George Frederic Wall was the fifth child of Henry Edward Wall & Emma Rosanna Kettle born February 17th, 1886 & christened January 11th, 1891 at St John's, West Bromwich.

George was living at 9 Paradise St, West Bromwich with his parents & brothers & sisters at the time of the 1891 census.

George was still living at home in Paradise St in 1901 & at the age of 15 he was a wood polisher.

In 1911 George was still with his parents in Paradise St & he was a tramcar painter.

George was an executor of his parent's wills in 1922 & 1928 when he was still a coach painter.

George married Annice Mary Wilkes on November 15th 1914 in West Bromwich.  Annice was born December 21st, 1888 at Brownhills, Staffs, the daughter of Agnes & Mathew Henry Wilkes, a grocer’s warehouseman. 

George enlisted in the army in 1915 & served until 1918.  His address at that time was 11 Paradise St, West Bromwich.   He served in the infantry in France & Italy but unfortunately developed trench nephritis in 1917.

The 1939 register shows George & Annie Mary living at 289 St Paul’s Rd, Smethwick & he was still a coach painter.  With him were daughter Mabel, a baker’s hand, & son George, a tool setter.  Also with the family was George’s brother, William Holyoake Wall (w.8.4.7} who was now widowed & working as a coach body builder.

George died on September 7th, 1950 at 289 St Paul’s Rd, Smethwick.  Probate of his estate was granted to son George H, a tool setter, & daughter Mabel Annice Hennah (wife of Augustus Hennah).  His effects were £2004.3s.6d.

Annice died aged 80 in July-September 1968 in Birmingham.

The children of George Frederic Wall & Annice Mary Wilkes were:

w.  Annice Mabel Wall born April 19th, 1915 in West Bromwich; died 1978 in Birmingham
w.  George H Wall born July 18th, 1920 in West Bromwich; died July-September 1995 in Birmingham


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