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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- George McGonnell -

Unknown person Name : George McGonnell

Son of John McGonnell and Sarah McGonnell (née Hale) of Ventnor.

Born 1881 Ventnor

Married Alice Ann Weeks, 16 March 1909.

Uncle of Ernest F McGonnell
  Census information :

1891 : John and Sarah McGonnell, with their family including George aged 9, are at 9, St Catherines Place, Ventnor. John McGonnell is a "Town Scavenger".

1901 : John McGonnell, widower, with his son George aged 19, are at 10 Catherine View, Ventnor. John McGonnell is a Naval pensioner, George McGonnell is a House Painter.

1911 : George and Alice McGonnell are at 2 Alexandra Parade, Pier Street, Ventnor. George McGonnell is a House Painter.

  Service Details :

Private 25265 George McGonnell, Hampshire Regiment.

Enlisted 11 December 1915, discharged Sick, 12 December 1916. The diagnosis was that he was suffering from TB.

  Casualty Details :

Died 20 February 1918, aged 36

Buried at Ventnor Cemetery, Isle of Wight

No CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle
  Documents :


Friday, 22 February, 1918 Page 3

OBITUARY. - The death took place on Wednesday of Mr. Geo. McGonnell, son of the late Mr. McGonnell, who was a coastguard at Ventnor for several years. His illness was accelerated by service in the Army, before joining which in 1916 he always enjoyed fairly good health. Mr. McGonnell was a well-known local man, a painter by trade, and his quiet and unassuming manner made him greatly liked by his friends. His death provides another instance of one who, although not of robust health, sacrificed his life by joining the Army, and whose frail physique was unable to stand the rigours of military service. Mr. McGonnell was a much respected Oddfellow and 36 years of age. The deepest sympathy is felt for the widow.


Friday, March 1, 1918 Page 2, column 5

THE FUNERAL of the late Mr. George McGonnell took place on Monday, the Rev. R.W. Colquhoun officiating. The mourners were the widow, Mrs. J.E. Briddon (sister), Mr. D. McGonnell and Pte. W. McGonnell (brothers), Mrs. Baverstock (sister), Mr. C. Baverstock (brother-in-law), Mrs. G. Weeks, Mr. F. Weeks (Whitwell), Mr. R. Reed, Mr. H. Ralph, Mrs. W. McGonnell, Mrs. Fowler, Mr. G. Snudden, Miss Harriet Harvey and Mr. W. J. Weeks. There were a good many wreaths and floral tributes from the family and friends. - Mrs. G. McGonnell takes this opportunity of thanking kind friends for expressions of sympathy in her bereavement and for flowers sent to the funeral.

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Page last updated : 17 May 2011 - thanks to Janet Griffin for newspaper research


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