Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Pioneer George Wheeler, Royal Engineers

Chailey Parish Magazine notes in March 1918 that Pioneer G Wheeler is serving with the Royal Engineers and this information is repeated up to and including the final published roll call in July 1919. 

He is possibly the same George Wheeler who appears on the 1901 census of England & Wales in the mid or Lewes Division of Sussex.  In fact there are two men noted as George Wheeler: the head of the household, aged 35, born in Chailey and working as a general labourer and his ten year old son, born in Lewes.  The family was completed by Jane Wheeler (aged 33), George senior’s wife and they lived at 7, Back Cottages in the civil parish of St John’s, Lewes.
There is also a 23 year old Chailey-born George Wheeler noted on the 1901 census working as a footman at Ades.

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