Sgt George Henry Pollington DCM, MM and bar

1892 Born Downham Market, Norfolk

1901 census at Bridge Rd, Downham Market

1911 census at Railway Road. Downham Market

1915 May 30 Landed in France

1916 Sep 14. M.M gazetted . 12059 L./C. G. H. Pollington, Norf. R.

1917 Sep 25. His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of a Bar to the Military Medal to the undermentioned Non-Commissioned Officers and Men: 12059 Cpl. G. H. Pollington, Norf. R, (Denver).

1918 Jun 26. DCM gazetted.

1919 Mar 3.The undermentioned Cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts. under the provisions of the Royal Warrant dated 30 Dec. 1918, promulgated in Army Order 42 of 1919: George Henry Pollington, D.C.M., M.M. Officer Cadets who were still under training at cessation of hostilities and the Officer Cadet Battalions were disbanded were given temporary commissions as 2nd Lts 'under the provisions of the Royal Warrant dated 30th December 1918, promulgated in Army Order 42 of 1919'.

1920 Sep 20. Shot Sgt Downton and Sgt Sweeney in Portobello barracks, Dublin

The odd thing to me is that seems to be where any reporting finished. There is no evidence in the press of a verdict, and the case does not seem to have been reported by the London Tines

1921 Sep 1. The undermentioned relinquish their commissions on completion of service. Service Battalions , Norfolk R. Temp. 2nd Lts., and retain the rank of 2nd. Lt. G. H. Pollington, D.C.M., M.M.

1927. Married Edith Emily Baker in Marylebone, London. Children from this union are believed to be: Eileen M. Pollington (1930) and Edna D. Pollington (1933). BMD also shows Kathleen (1926) and Kenneth I (1928) are probably also their children

1958 A man of the right name and age dies in Worthing Sussex

British Soldiers died in Ireland