Biography of Private George Samuel Brumley (437964)
2nd Battalion Canagian Infantry Regiment
Died 9th September 1916


  • Name: George Samuel Brumley
  • Date of birth: 22nd May 1881
  • Place of Birth: Horbling, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: April – June 1881
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: John Brumley
  • DOB: 1844
  • Place of Birth: Horbling, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Roadman


  • Name: Ann Wadkin
  • DOB: 1849
  • Place Of Birth: Barkston, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1868 Newark district

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • John Tom Brumley, 1876, Horbling
  • Mary A brumley, 1879, Horbling
  • George Samuel Brumley, 1881, Horbling
  • Emily Brumley, 1886, Horbling
  • Plus 3 more whose names are unknown taken from the 1911 census


  • 1891: George is living with his parents in Horbling, Lincolnshire.
  • 1901: George is living with Joseph Haddon at 16 Low Street, Billingborough, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 19 and he is listed as a carter on farm.
  • 1911: George is living with William Bell in York, Ontario, Canada. The census gives him an age of 30 and he is listed as a farm labourer.
Relatives in services
  • None found


  • Name: Harriett Ann Louth
  • Date of birth: 1886
  • Place of Birth: Bicker, Lincolnshire, England


  • Date of Marriage: 1908
  • Place of Marriage: Aslackby, Lincolnshire, England


  • None

Wife’s parents

  • Father: Robert Louth
  • Mother: Sarah Wilson

Newspaper Mentions

  • Lincolnshire Echo Tuesday 24th October 1916
    Mr. and Mrs. J. Brumley, of Horbling, have received information that their son, Private George Samuel Brumley, of the Canadian Regiment, was killed in action on Sept. 9th. He left England on March 31st, 1910 for Canada, and returned with his regiment on June 1st. Deceased, who was 35 years of age, was trained in Canada and joined a year ago.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • Available

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • None found

Pension Records

  • None found

Effects Left To

  • Brother John Tom


  • None found


  • UK:
  • Horbling, Roll of Honour in St Andrews Church


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private George Samuel Brumley, 437964, 2nd Bn., Canadian Infantry Regiment who died on 9 September 1916
  • Remembered with honour, Vimy Memorial

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • 18th November Enlisted in Edmonton.
  • 18th April 1916 Embarked from Halifax, Canada
  • 28th April 1916 Arrived in Liverpool, England
  • 8the June 1916 Transfered to 2nd Battalion at Bramshall
  • 8th June 1916 Transfered overseas to France with 2nd Battalion
  • 30th July 1916 Left for unit on route
  • 1st August 1916 Joined unit in field
  • Killed by an enemy high explosive shell.


  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed


  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • British Newspaper Archive.