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George William Large was born in Shoreditch, Middlesex and enlisted into the 7th Battalion of the East Kent Regiment at Ilford, Essex. He arrived in France with a batch of replacements following the Battalion's extremely heavy casualties on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. At this time the 7th Battalion was part of the 55th Brigade of the 18th Division.
Pte. Large first saw action on the Somme on the 30th September 1916, when the Battalion repelled a German counter attack on the recently captured Schwaben Redoubt. His next engagement took place on the 18th November 1916, when he was involved in the attack on Beaumont Hamel.
Following this Pte. Large was next to see action during the Battle of Cambrai in November 1917.
Pte. Large was killed in action aged 36 on 2nd August, 1918 near St. Julien, when the 7th Battalion East Kent's suffered heavy losses whilst repelling a large scale German attack north-east of Ypres.
Pte. George William Large is remembered with honour on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. He was the son of George and Sarah Large of Islington London and husband of Laura G. Large of Hoxton, London.
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