We regret to announce the death of Mr George Dable, which took place at 32 Norwood Road, Shipley, on Sunday.He had been suffering from the effects of gas poisoning since June 1915 when he was serving as a soldier in the neighbourhood of Ypres. Latterly, acute pleurisy had intervened.Mr Dable, who was 25 years of
age, was emplyed by Bradford Corporation as a tram driver prior to the war.He enlisted in the RAMC shortly after war broke out and subsequently was posted to the Royal Artillery in which he was a bombardier.He was an early victim of the German gas outrages and had only seen month’s active service abroad when he was invalided to England
and admited to the Leicester War Hospital.After his discharge from hospital he was invalided out of the Service and he returned to work on the Bradford Tramways as a linesman.He was a widower, his wife having died in October 1916.He was interred yesterday at the Windhill Cemetery.Shipley Times & Express 28 March 1919
The following week the newspaper carried a report of George’s funeral:The funeral took place at the Cragg Road Cemetery, Windhill, on Thursday last, of Mr George Dable, aged 25, of 32 Norwood Road, Shipley, who since June 1915 had suffered from the effects of gas poisoning received while serving as a soldier in France.In the first week of the war he enlisted in the RAMC and he was subsequently posted to the Royal Artillery in which he was a bombardier.He had only seen on month’s active service abroad when he was caught in gas clouds projected from the enemy lines in the Ypres sector.
He was immediately invalided to England and admitted to the Leicester War Hospital.After his discharge he was invalided out and he returned o work on the Bradford Tramway as a linesman.He was a member of the Shipley Branch of the Discharged and Demobilised Sailors and Soldiers’ Association and was formerly a member of the Windhill Boy Scouts.He was a widower, his wife having died in October 1916.The funeral services were conducted by the Rev E A Elwin, vicar of Windhill. The chief mourners were Mr and Mrs J Dable (parents);
Miss Edith Dable and Mrs J H Halliday (sisters); Mr Harry Dable and Mr Ernest Dable (brothers); Mr J H Halliday (brother in law); Mrs Harry Dable (sister in law); Mr Herbert Dable and Mr Henry Dable (uncles); and Miss Ethel Halliday (niece).The Windhill Boy Scouts were represented by Mr Hart, a former scoutmaster, and the Shipley Branch of the Discharged and Demobilised Soldiers and Sailors Association by Messrs H Denton (secretary), C Pollard, A Simpson, T Butcher, T O’Brien, J Wilkins and J Wilkinson.Wreaths included one from the ex-service men of Shipley and the Windhill Boy Scouts.