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George Spratt Viney

  • Born: 30 Jul 1897, Alverstoke, Hampshire, England
  • Marriage (1): Olive Hutchinson on 3 Dec 1921 in Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire, England
  • Died: 13 Sep 1980, 11 Mortimore Road, Gosport, Hampshire, England aged 83
  • Buried: Portchester Crematorium, Hampshire, England

bullet   Cause of his death was 1a. Carcinomatosis b. Carcinoma of Lung.


bullet  General Notes:

1901 Census: ...Age: 3, Living 77 Leesland Road, Gosport, Hampshire, England...

17th August 1912, George joined the Royal Marines Light Infantry, in Gosport, Hampshire, at the age of 15...His number was 16156, he was a bugler, Height: 5 feet, 2 and a half, Eyes: Brown, Hair: Brown, Scars: 2 right of head, 1 left ring finger...
17th August 1912 - 31st December 1912 Served with the Portsmouth Division....1st January 1913 - 31st May 1913 with the Portsmouth Division...1st June 1913 - 6th November 1913 served on the Prince of Wales...7th Nov 1913 - 12 November 1913 with the Portsmouth Division.....
Awarded 3rd Class Certificate of education on the 3rd September 1912....
Also awarded Swimming Certificate, 8th November 1912 in Gosport, Hampshire, England...
12th November 1913 George was discharged at the age of 16 and 3 months. (Invalided)...

Re-enlisted 15th October 1914, Number: 18001.....
Awarded 2nd Class Certificate of education on the 1 December 1914, at Deal, Kent, England....
Also awarded Swimming Certificate, 23rd November 1914, in Deal, Kent, England...
Promotion certificate for Corporal on the 23rd August 1918, scoring 317 marks....

1933: Occ at time of daughter Thelma's birth was General Labourer, Living at 2 Vine Cottages, Palmyra Road, Gosport, Hampshire, England....

Worked at Grange, which is now HMS Sultan, as a Clerk of Works.
During the War travelled round all the Airdromes with his work as Clerk of Works.

RAF Gosport commonly know as The Grange changed to HMS Siskin, then it changed to HMS Sultan.
After the War George was sent to Thorney Island, RAF Camp, as Clerk of Works.

HMS Sultan was originally RAF Gosport it was then transferred to the Royal Navy during 1945 as HMS Siskin. It was then renamed to HMS Sultan on 1st June 1956 when the airfield side was closed down and a Mechanical Repair Establishment was moved from the Flathouse area by Portsmouth Dockyard.

George was taught to mend boots and shoes by his father-in-law, Thomas Hutchinson. He used to mend the familes shoes and boots.

Notice of entitlement to retirement pension: 58/6 a week starting from 29th October 1962...

Living at 11 Mortimore Road, Gosport, Hamsphire, England, his Occupation was Clerk of Works Assistant (Retired) and he was age 82 years old at time of death. His Window Olive Viney was the Informant.

The Garden of Remembrance: Remains of George Spratt Viney were shrewn in the garden of remembrance position New Garden North West of No8 Ligustrum 56 -57 posts, on Monday 22nd September 1980, Cremation Reference No, 69960.


George married Olive Hutchinson, daughter of Thomas Hutchinson and Emily Rose Hickton, on 3 Dec 1921 in Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire, England. (Olive Hutchinson was born on 29 Mar 1903 in 12 Queens Place, Kings yard, Barkergate, Nottingham, England, died on 27 Feb 1990 in 63 The Avenue, Gosport, Hampshire, England and was buried on 9 Mar 1990 in Portchester Crematorium, Hampshire, England.). The cause of her death was 1a.Carcinomatosis, b. Carinoma of colon.

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Marriage Cert...C56448....No75
They met at a dance in Gosport, married 2 years later.
At time of marriage, George was 24 and a Bachelor, Occ General labourer, Royal Naval Armament Supply Depot, Bedhampton, Residence: 65 Leesland Road, Alverstoke...Olive was age 18, Spinster, no occ listed, living 33 Durham Street, Forton, Gosport, Hampshire (Info from Marriage Cert)....

George (age 73) and Olive(age 68) celebrated their Golden wedding anniversary at 11 Mortamore Road, Gosport.

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