George Ginnefer was born in Welland, the son of John, a labourer of Marlbank. He started Welland school on 16 th March 1885 and according to his regimental number, joined the Worcestershire Regiment just before the outbreak of war at Worcester; though given his age, he may have seen previous service with the Colours and re-enlisted as he was posted to the 3rd Battalion and found himself taking part in the First Battle of Ypres in late 1914.
A comrade, L/Cpl A Kinnard of 41 Redland Road, Malvern Link related the news of Ginnefer’s death, at La Bassee on 13 October 1914, by letter from the 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester after he himself was wounded. He states that Ginnefer was presnet at the Battle of Mons, the first battle fought by the British Army in France for over a century.
Malvern News 7/11/14
Welland Parish Website 2006