Sale WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter S. 

George Verner S (Schofield ?) Swift

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:02nd Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Cheshire Rgt
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:France
Cemetery or Memorial:Loos Memorial, (Dud Corner Cemetery)
Town Memorial:Sale
Extra Information:
Born during the September quarter 1882 in the Stockport R.D. - ref: 8a/47,
the eldest son of George & Jessie Swift (nee Schofield).  One can only
guess that the 'S' stood for Schofield ?  He seems to have been referred to
as Verner by his parents.

1891 Census - 6, Repton Street, Chorlton Upon Medlock, Manchester.     Son
- Listed as Verner Swift - aged: 8 - Scholar born: Reddish, Cheshire.  
Head of household - George Swift - Married - aged: 35 - occ: Wall paper
designer - born: Derby.   Also - Jessie Swift - Wife - aged: 32 - born:
Manchester.     Plus 1 younger sister.

His father, George died in 1899, aged: 44.

1901 Census - 125 Wilmslow Road, Stockport Etchells.     Son - Listed as
Verner Swift - aged: 18 - occ: General Labourer - born: Reddish.    Head of
houshold - Jessie Swift - Widow - aged: 42 - occ: Domestic Pantry Maid -
born: Manchester.  Plus 4 younger siblings.

Listed as George Verner S. Swifty, he married Alice Derrbyshire during the
September quarter 1905 in the Bucklow R.D. - ref: 8a.464.

1911 Census - Cheadle Royal Lunatic Asylum.   Servant - Listed as George
V.S. - Married - aged: 28 - occ: Gardener in Asylum Service - born:
Reddish, Cheshire.     Also Alice Swift - Wife - aged: 25 - born: Sale.   
Plus 3 young children, all born at Gatley.     His mother, Jessie and his 3
younger siblings were now residing at 36 Massie Street, Cheadle.

Presumably, after George's death, Alice moved back to Sale to be with her
family.   And it was probably Alice that had his name inscribed onto the
Sale & Ashton War Memorial and onto St. Paul's Church Memorial    This
appears to be George's only connection to Sale.
Memorials found on:
St. Paul's (Sale)
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