World War I
George James Flack

Whites Villas Margaretting
George James Flack was born in Maragretting in 1895, where he lived at Whites Villas. He was the son of James and Elizabeth Flack. He joined up at Springfield,near Chelmsford, and went into the Royal Engieers as a Sapper, service number 2891. He was a member of the 3/1st South Midland Division Signal Company and was killed in action 20th September 1916 whilst on the Western Front.
He has no known grave as is remembered on the Thiepval memorial pier and face 8A and 8D. The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave.
Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916. The memorial also serves as an Anglo-French Battle Memorial in recognition of the joint nature of the 1916 offensive and a small cemetery containing equal numbers of Commonwealth and French graves lies at the foot of the memorial.
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