Company Sergeant Major George Cusworth, DCM

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Company Sergeant Major George Cusworth, DCM

Birthplace: Burley, Yorkshire, England UK
Death: June 02, 1919 (24-25)
Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England UK
Place of Burial: Leeds, Yorkshirre, England UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Cusworth and Rebecca Cusworth
Husband of Private
Brother of Horace Cusworth; Harry Cusworth; Charles Cusworth and Nellie Ellis

Birth Reg.: JunQ 1894 Leeds RD Vol. 9b p. 572 - Brown
Death Reg.: Jun Q 1919 Huddersfield RD Vol. 9a p. 420 - 25
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About Company Sergeant Major George Cusworth, DCM

DCM - 1st Jan 1918

Awarded the Croix De Guerre Belgium and the Distinguished Conduct Medal

  • First Name: George
  • Surname: Cusworth
  • Rank: Company Sergeant Major
  • Service Number: 265073
  • Gallantry Awards:
  • Belgium Croix De Guerre 1st Class
  • Award received from Belgium during First World War.
  • Gazette Date: 15/04/1918
  • Gazette Page:4530
  • Gazette Number 30631. His Majesty the King of the Belgians confirms the award of the 'Croix de Guerre'. His Majesty the King has given unrestricted permission in all cases to wear the decorations and medals in question.

Company Sergeant Major CUSWORTH, G

  • Service Number 26807
  • Died 02/06/1919
  • 1st/7th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
  • Alternative Commemoration - buried in Leeds (General) Cemetery.
  • Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • Cemetery/memorial reference: Screen Wall.,-/

George Cusworth died on 2 June 1919 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, when he was 25 years old at Huddersfield War Hospital. The death notice from the Yorkshire Evening Post 4 Jun 1919 says he died from illness contracted whilst a prisoner of war. The death certificate gives the cause as double aortic disease.

He was buried in Woodhouse Cemetery (also known as Leeds General Cemetery). He is commemorated on the war memorial at Lawnswood Cemetery, Leeds.

7 Jun 1919 • Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Prisoner of War 16 April 1918

George was amongst many soldiers captured by the Germans and became a prisoner of war.

16 Apr 1918 • Spanbroekmolen, West Flanders

WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls, 1914-1920

  • Name George Cusworth
  • Military Year 1914-1920
  • Rank Warrant Officer Class 2
  • Medal Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal
  • Regiment or Corps Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire) Regiment
  • Regimental Number 265073
  • Previous Units 1/7 W. York. R. 1543 W.O. II., 1/7 W. York. R. 265073
  • Other Records
  • * George Cusworth - Prince of Waless Own West Yorkshire Regiment 265073
  • * War Diaries (France, Belgium, Germany) Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire) Regiment P072
  • * War Diaries (Gallipoli)Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire) Regiment P072

  • Residence: Mar 31 1901 - Headingley Cum Burley, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
  • Residence: 1911 - Leeds, Leeds, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
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Company Sergeant Major George Cusworth, DCM's Timeline

Burley, Yorkshire, England UK
March 6, 1895
Age 1
Burnley, Yorkshire, England UK
June 2, 1919
Age 25
Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England UK
Leeds, Yorkshirre, England UK