Private G. Astbury belongs to the 18th Service Battalion King’s Liverpool Regiment, now somewhere in France. He formerly worked at Lever’s.
George E. Astbury was born in around 1895 to George and Marion Astbury in Liverpool, England. At the time of the 1911 census George was 16 years old; living at 1a Fernwood Road Aigburth, Liverpool, and working as an “Office Boy,” presumably at the above mentioned Lever’s.
George served in the First World War as a private in the King’s Liverpool Regiment’s 18th Service Battalion, one of the ‘Liverpool Pals’ battalions formed by Lord Derby on 29th August, 1914.
Records on Astbury’s service are sparse, but it does seem that he survived the war. His Medal Index Card indicates that he was elegible to receive the Victory and British War Medals. As part of the 18th Battalion, it is possible he would have seen action at Arras and Ypres.