Few details are know about his war service but as a result of trench foot he was slightly disabled for the rest of his life.
Villagers of Pont-Faverger assumed Fred had a link to their village and treated him a bit of a celebrity
A letter from the Lever Bros. enquiring about employee of theirs, G. H. Parr, as his “Progress” magazine was sent back to them marked “wounded”.
submitted by Clive Cotton, grandson of Margaret Williams, known as ‘Nain’, extracts taken from his family essay
Only one Favager died in the war
George served in the Labour Corps but his health deteriorated to such an extent that he became totally disabled and died shortly after the end of the war.
He was buried in Rake Lane on the following Saturday with full military honours. The coffin, draped in a union jack, was carried on a gun carriage and was carried by comrades and members of the Border Regiment and there were three volleys and the sounding of the last post.
This is how at Easter 2015 I didn’t know this person existed, nine months on I could write a book!!
submitted by David Collinson, nephew of Arthur. “Both Uncles are remembered on the memorial in Alexandra Park in Crosby, but they did not know each other coming from different sides of the family.”
submitted by David Collinson, son of Mary. “I am naturally very proud of my families War record.”