Weston, George Primrose MC


War Service:
Captain GEORGE PRIMROSE WESTON MC of 1/20th (Blackheath and Woolwich) battalion London Regiment died on 1 October 1916, aged 20.
The citation for his Military Cross which appeared in the London Gazette of 25 July 1916 reads :“For conspicuous gallantry as bombing officer. He kept up the supply of bombs under heavy artillery fire. Later he made a very successful reconnaissance of the enemy trenches, and finally led an attack which drove them out."

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the on the war memorial at St Dunstan’s College in Catford in the pages of the History of the Old Dunstonians Rugby Football Club and on the 20th London Regiment Roll of Honour

He was the only son of John Francis and Ellen Weston, of 52 Halesworth Road, Lewisham. He was educated at Blackheath Road Elementary School and was a pupil at St Dunstan’s College from 1907-1911. On leaving school he worked as a clerk at the Prudential Assurance Company.

St Dunstan's College Roll of Honour 1914-1919 : D W Collett, BA (1988)

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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