ONIONS, George, 20528, Private.
8th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment.
He was born in 1889 in Darlaston the son of Samuel and Catherine Onions.
George may have married a Florence Fieldhouse in the summer of 1915.
He enlisted at Darlaston around November 1915.
Posted to France he was killed in action on the 2nd July 1916.
There is a Cross in Row C. of Gordon Dump Cemetery, France which carries George’s and about 12 other names, it also has the following inscription;
“Believed to be buried in this cemetery, Individual graves unknown.”
George was entitled to the War Medal and the Victory Medal.
In the 1911 census the family are living at 15a, Bilston St, Darlaston.
Samuel Onions. H (55)
Catherine E Onions. W (55)
George Onions. S (22) Riveter at Girder Works.
James Onions. S (20)
Edward Onions. S (18)
Emma Onions. D (16)
James Onions also joined the South Staffs Regiment; he was badly wounded and discharged in December 1916.