The Fallen of Harlow in WW1: George Myson

Education: Secondary / Sun 26th May 2019 at 12:20pm

THE short life of George Myson as read out by Stewards Academy student, Bryony.

Thank you to Mr King of the Humanities Department for his help.

This project has been brought to you by Harlow Council’s Civic Fund and HTS Ltd.

Never forget

George Frank Myson

Georges’ parents were Edward Myson, born in Great Parndon in 18431 and Susan Surridge, born in Sawbridgeworth in 18592. They married in Bishops Stortford in 18843.

The 1891 census shows Edward living with his mother at Tyson Gate, Great Parndon. There is no record of his wife Sarah or any other family member at that address.

The 1901 census shows George, aged nine, living at Tyson Gate with his parents and siblings Kate, Frederick and Rosa. Edward was working as a general labourer. The 1911 census shows that the family had moved to Netteswell Common where they were living in four rooms. Edward was a road labourer and George was a nurseryman.

Lance Corporal George Myson, 202263, enlisted in Harlow and served in The 2nd/5th Gloucestershire Regiment. George was killed in action on 24 April 1918 at the age of 27 and is commemorated on The Loos Memorial to the Missing, France. Panels 60-64. Register Index Number MR19.

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