Obituary of George Hercules Justice

Obituary of George Hercules Justice

Captain George Hercules Justice, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, attached Loyal North Lancashires, killed on August 1st, was the second son of the late Major Philip Justice, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, and Mrs. Philip Justice, of Freshwater Bay, I.O.W., and grandson of the late Major-General H. A. Welman, 80th Regiment, and 4th King's Own, A.D.C. to Queen Victoria. He was born in March, 1886, and educated at Bedford School and Sandhurst. He joined the York and Lancaster Regiment in 1907, but left the Army in 1911, and went to the Federated Malay States as assistant manager on the Sungei Buloh Rubber estate. He returned to England in 1916, and received a commission in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. The chaplain writes :—" Your son's death has been felt very deeply by the whole battalion, both officers and men. The men, I know, deeply respected and liked him, and rightly so, as no officer I have ever met treated them more fairly and generously than he did. He was always quiet and unaffected, and cool in trying circumstances, while he never spared him- self when he could help others." His subaltern writes:—"Your son had endeared himself to all ranks, and had a wonderful way with both officers and men, and possessed that old-world courtesy that drew every one to him."—Times.

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    Born 1886

    Died 1917

    British Army Acting Corporal Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Attached Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

    British Army Captain Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

    British Army Lieutenant Army Service Corps