Regiment : 1st/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 240752
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 5th April 1917 aged 22
Buried : Templeux-Le-Guerard British Cemetery, France, Grave I. F. 1.
Relatives : Son of Mr. and Mrs. Candlin, 34 George St., Worcester
Memorial : Worcester St Paul's Church
Also appears on : Worcester Guildhall
Credits : Kidderminster Times researched and transcribed by Adrian Carter.
George Candlin is mentioned in the following report appears in the Kidderminster Times, 21st April 1917:
Sons of Mr and Mrs M. Candlin, 34 George Street, Worcester. Private F. Candlin (Territorials) and Gunner W. Candlin (RFA) and were previously engaged at Messrs. Williamsons Ltd., Worcester and are at present in France. Private G. Candlin (Worcs) was killed in action the same day as his chum, Private W. Pickersgill (Worcs) of Worcester. The report includes photographs.
Three different photographs of Private G. Candlin can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 7th October 1916, Saturday 14th April 1917 and Saturday 11th May 1918, available at Worcestershire Archives.