George Ewart Pattenden was born in Strood in April 1898. He was registered as living with his family at 9 Vicarage Road, Frindsbury. His father was called Thomas Pattenden and his mother was called Edith Pattenden.
In the 1901 Census, two year old George lived with his father, a Foreman Bricklayer, his older brother Rodney, an apprentice bricklayer and his two older sisters Winifred and Elsie.
In the 1911 Census, the family were still living in the same property, but it was apparent that his father had started his own building company as he was now registered as an employer and his mother also was now employed as an assistant in business. His brother was also recorded as a builder. George was registered as a 12 year old scholar.
George was enlisted at Shaftesbury st, within the 4th City of London Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers. He was regimented as a Lance Serjeant and his regiment number was 281961.
George was killed in action in the France and Flanders on 26th October 1917. He is buried in Zoonebeke, Belgium. He is also listed on the Tyne Cot memorial. His page on Every Man Remembered can be found here.
1901 Census: Class: RG13; Piece: 721; Folio: 62; Page: 53
Ancestry.com. 1901 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
1911 Census: Class: RG14; Piece: 3868; Schedule Number: 299
Ancestry.com. 1911 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Military-Genealogy.com, comp. UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
Original data: British and Irish Military Databases. The Naval and Military Press Ltd.
Samantha Stevens, 2016