Name: PAYNE, GEORGE
Nationality: United Kingdom
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Date of Death: 22/08/1917
Service No: 202701
Additional information: Son of the late Joseph and Mary Jane Payne, of “Mount,” Noddy, Worth, Crawley, Sussex; husband of Beatrice Chidzey (formerly Payne), of The Nest, Wraysbury Rd., Staines, Middx.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 96 to 98.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Name: George Payne
Birth Place: Crawley, Sussex
Residence: High Wycombe, Bucks
Death Date: 22 Aug 1917
Enlistment Location: Walthamstow, Essex
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
The Attack on Pond Farm, 22nd August, 1917
The Attack On Pond Farm and Other Strong Posts, 21st -24th August 1917
Attack on Strongpoints, South East of St. Julian, 22nd August 1917
The Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele)
“George Payne Private 2/4 Ox and Bucks LI.into War Theatre after 31.12.1915. Two campaign medals BW and VMs.He had a second number, 202701, which would have been issued in the 1917 re-numbering of the Territorial Force. Part of 184 Brigade of 61 Division,which landed in France on 24.5.1916.War Diary at Kew for 2/4 OBLI is under WO95/3067 (Mar 1916 to Mar 1919). Killed in action in 3rd Battle of Ypres 22/8/1917,remembered at Tyne Cot Memorial as no known grave.”
“202701 George Payne, born Crawley, 30 years on attestation in High Wycombe. Enlisted as 6535 into OBLI (TF) with 2/4 Btn, Son of Joseph & Mary Jane Payne of ‘Mount’, Noddy, Worth, Crawley, Sussex. Husband of Beatrice Chidzed (Former Payne) The Nest, Wraysbury Rd, Staines.”