George pictured here with his wife and baby, date unknown but probably pre war or around 1914.
Carrying a few extra pounds here, comfort eating? This is unusual because a lot of men went the other way, the war sucked the life out of them. Perhaps the military life built him up! He may have been getting better food in the Sergeants mess.
By 1915 or roundabouts here, he was obtained two wound stripe and has become Lance Sergeant.
It looks as thought George was Acting Sgt 15283 which fits in with what is shown here but I shall delve further into this. More information should be forthcoming shortly.
Many thanks go to Mrs. Valerie Mercer for use of these photos.