|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
| 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.