Royal Engineers. 01 April 1917

George Attwood's early life was spent at Dudley where his father was an anvil maker. His family then moved to Amblecote where is father was employed by Isaac Nash and Sons at Wollaston Mille. He enlisted in October 1916 and joined the Royal Engineers. He was sent to the Mesopotamian theatre where he worked with the Inland Water Transport section. At some point Sapper George Attwood contracted a disease in the course of his duties working on the river Tigris. He probably died at the military hospital in Basra and is buried in Basra War Cemetery (4 J 2). He was 20 years of age and is commemorated on the Amblecote and Stourbridge Memorials.

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