By the time the 1901 census was taken, the family was still living at
South Street with
John Weller senior now noted as a labourer on a farm and George and John
working as carters’ mates on a farm.
There are also two additional members of the household noted: Ellen
Weller (aged eight) and Charles Buckwell aged 20 (working as a carter on a
farm). Charles’ relationship to the head
of the household is noted as “boarder” but he was in fact Elizabeth Weller’s
son and therefore a half-brother to the four Weller children.
Chailey Parish Magazine notes in November 1914 that George Weller is serving his King & Country but then there is no further reference to him until June 1917 when it is noted that a G Weller is serving with the Royal Field Artillery. In January 1918, the parish magazine amends his rank to ‘driver’ and this information is then repeated up to and including the final published roll in July 1919.
George’s two brothers James Charles Weller and John Weller also served their King and Country during the First World War. His half brother Charles Buckwell also served and was killed in action on
11th July 1917.