George Dring

George Dring WW1


George Dring was born May 30, 1896 at Ferryhill, Co. Durham. He was the son of George and Sarah Dring.

George enlisted November 28, 1914.

Army number: 17691. Rank: Corporal. Unit: 9th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards).

George was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field at Contalmaison in the Somme area in July 1916. He was awarded a gold watch by the people of Ferryhill to commemorate his award of the Military Medal.

George died of wounds June 8, 1917 at No. 10 Casualty Clearing Station, near Poperinge, Belgium. He had been wounded in the Battle of Messines Ridge. George is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium, Grave XII. C. 9A.


George Dring is a cousin once removed of Joyce Malcolm of Newton Aycliffe.

George Dring WW1 headstone

George Dring's headstone

Ferryhill War Memorial

Ferryhill War Memorial

Mainsforth Colliery War Memorial

Mainsforth Colliery War Memorial