Coleshill Remembers World War 1
As a free service to the World War 1 commemoration year, ST-IT Limited have created and are hosting a free database of Coleshill connected veterans.
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Entry for Private George Hastings
11th Battalion, Prince of Wales’ Own West Yorkshire Regiment
Year of Birth
Date of Death
Born in Coleshill, Private Hastings (service number 15823) enlisted in Birmingham in the 11th battalion, Prince of Wales’ Own West Yorkshire Regiment . He was killed in action on 7 October 1916 and is commemorated on Thiepval Memorial.
George Hastings was related as a 2nd Cousin to William Abraham Hastings also recorded upon this monument. George was also related to William Smith (also on this memorial), who was his first cousin.
Coleshill Chronicle 4th November 1916 DEATHS HASTINGS – Killed in action, in France, on the 7th October, Private G. Hastings, West Yorks Regiment, youngest son of Mr G Hastings, Packington Lane, Coleshill, aged 18 years.
Coleshill Chronicle 18th November 1916 DEATHS HASTINGS – In loving memory of Private George Hastings, 15823, of the West Yorks Regiment, who was killed in action 7th October, 1916. Farewell, beloved, sleep on and take thy rest. I loved thee well, but Jesus loved thee best, Until we both shall meet again, in that eternal rest, farewell! - Ever remembered by his fiancée, Elsie.