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George Carswell  ( 1873 - 1922 )

parents Joseph Henry & Elizabeth ARGAR
born in Elham 1873
christened in
died in Islington District, London 1922
buried
grave
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occupation Brickmaker & Motorman
Biography
 1891 23 November 1891 he joined the 21st Hussars (and gave his age as 18 years 11 months instead of 17 11), enlisting at Canterbury. He served in the East Indies and Egypt, followed by ‘home’ service in Ireland. He was awarded the Sudan Medal with Khartoum clasp. (His attestation is on Find My Past). He gave his next of kin as his mother Elizabeth (Upper Cottage, Elham) followed by brother Charles & sister Emily. Outline biography contributed by his grandson
 1903 When he left the army in 1903 he did not come back to Elham but went to London, living in islington. He worked on the tube, becoming a motorman, until his death on 8 May 1922. Outline biography contributed by his grandson
 1911 Living in Islington with wife Margaret Mary and two children (Richard George & Queenie Gladys) 1911 Census
Biography

1891
23 November 1891 he joined the 21st Hussars (and gave his age as 18 years 11 months instead of 17 11), enlisting at Canterbury. He served in the East Indies and Egypt, followed by ‘home’ service in Ireland. He was awarded the Sudan Medal with Khartoum clasp. (His attestation is on Find My Past). He gave his next of kin as his mother Elizabeth (Upper Cottage, Elham) followed by brother Charles & sister Emily.

Outline biography contributed by his grandson

1903
When he left the army in 1903 he did not come back to Elham but went to London, living in islington. He worked on the tube, becoming a motorman, until his death on 8 May 1922.

Outline biography contributed by his grandson

1911
Living in Islington with wife Margaret Mary and two children (Richard George & Queenie Gladys)

1911 Census
Demography
(Elham Parish only)
YearNamePropertyAddressRelationConOccupationAgeBorn  
1891George CarswellCullings HillCullings HillSonSBrickmaker17Elham
1881George CarswellWindlass Cottage Elham StreetSon Scholar8Elham
Relationships
(Calculated from the demography records)
Name Relation GBornPlaceDiedPlaceOccupation
Joseph ArgarUncleM1822Elham1912ElhamFarm Labourer
Elizabeth ArgarMotherF1835Elham1909Elham 
Joseph Henry CarswellFatherM1837Elham1886ElhamAgricultural Labourer
Richard CarswellBrotherM1857Elham1951Folkestone DistrictAgricultural Labourer
Charles CarswellBrotherM1860Elham1942FolkestoneAgricultural Labourer
Harry CarswellBrotherM1868Elham  Agricultural Labourer / Diver
William CarswellBrotherM1871Elham   
John CarswellBrotherM1877Elham   
Joseph Fred CarswellBrotherM1879Elham1962Maldon District Essex