Family History Notebook

George Dawson Swindle / Swindale

Son of  Hugh Swindle and Mary Laws, born in 1883 in Newsham, Northumberland 3

Married Jane Ellen Davis on the 28th of February 1904 in Bedlington 1,3 (Jane later married David Davison).

Children

Lily Frances, born on the 23rd of January 1904 in Bedlington, Northumberland
Edna May, born 1905
Frederick, born 1908, died 1908

Killed in action 18/19 November 1916 in France during WW1

Served in Balkans before France

George Dawson Swindale 1878 - 1916

Portrait posted on Ancestry by hilary54ottey 22/4/2014

PersonID 05428

Notes

1    From WW1 Service records - badly damaged (torn?). The record apparently has been mixed with the papers of a (John H.?) Kinley of the same (North Staffordshire) regiment. The birth date for Lily is very faint but appears to be January or February. The birth date for May is even fainter but appears to be 1906.

The next of kin is 'Wife Jane Swindale, 17 B[.....] Terrace, Bedlington' but also gives E[nid?] R[uth?] S[....] [Lily?? Mary? Swindale?] .... very faintly.

Memorial scroll received Nov 1917?  by Jane E. Davison

2    The only birth of of a George Swind* registered 1882-1885 in Northumberland was George Swindle registered in the second quarter of 1883 in the district of Tynemouth. (FreeBMD 10b 262).  The district of Tyneside included Byth and Bebside and Cowpen and thus probably Bedlington.

3    George's birth was registered as Swindle but he used the spelling Swindale for his marriage and army papers, and in the 1911 census.

Sources

a)    1891 UK census    Living with his mother and stepfather in Bedlington, Northumberland. (Swindle)
        1901 UK census    Living with his mother and stepfather in Bedlington, Northumberland. (White)
        1911 UK census     Now married to Jane Ellen with two children, a coal hewer in Bedlington, His mother-in-law and his grandmother-in-law are living with the family. (Swindale)

b)    The birth of a George Swindle was registered in the second quarter of 1883 in the district of Tynemouth (FreeBMD 10b 262).

        The marriage of George Dawson Swindale to Jane Ellen Davis was registered in the first quarter of 1904 in the district of Morpeth. (FreeBMD 10b 506)

c)   Commonwealth War Graves Commission

SWINDALE, GEORGE DAWSON
Rank: Private
Service No: 23457
Date of Death: Between 18/11/1916 and 19/11/1916
Age: 33
Regiment/Service: North Staffordshire Regiment
 8th Bn.
Grave Reference: B. 37.
Cemetery: GRANDCOURT ROAD CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT
Additional Information:
Husband of Jane E. Swindale, of 60, West Row, Bebside, Northumberland.

x)    The birth of  Lily Frances Swindale, mother's maiden name Davis, was registered in the first quarter of 1904 in the district of Morpeth (FreeBMD /GRO 10b 468).

        The birth of Edna May Swindale, mother's maiden name Davis, was registered in the second quarter of 1905 in the district of Morpeth (FreeBMD / GRO 10b 478)

        The birth of Frederick Swindale, mother's maiden name Davis, was registered in the third quarter of 1908 in the district of Morpeth (FreeBMD 10b 463). Died same quarter (FreeBMD 10b 240)

        The marriage of Jane E Swindale and David Davison was registered in the first quarter of 1918 in the Tynemouth district (FreeBMD 10b 376)