BYERS George

George BYERS 1919 – 1943

1548843 Sergeant [Pilot] George Byers, Royal Air Force Voluntary Reserve died 31 August 1943 aged 24.  He is buried at West Auckland cemetery [1] and commemorated on West Auckland War Memorial and the Memorial to the Church Lads Brigade in St. Helen’s Church.

Family Details

George Byers was born 10 July 1919 [2], the son of John Nicholas and Annie Byers, brother to Elizabeth.  In 1939, the family lived at 66 Front Street, West Auckland and John worked as a builder, George was employed as a general manager and estimator to a builder and Elizabeth was employed as a brewery ledger clerk. [3]

Service Details

The service details of Sergeant [Pilot] George Byers have not been researched.

Burial [4]

Sergeant [Pilot] George Byers is buried at grave reference Section D Row C Grave 19, West Auckland cemetery.  The headstone bears the following inscription:

In the midst of life


Memorial to the Church Lads Brigade in St. Helen’s Church


[1] Commonwealth War Grave Commission

[2] 1939 England & Wales Register and England & Wales 1916-2007 Vol.10a p.486 1919 Q3 Auckland

[3] 1939 England & Wales Register Note: There could have been another sibling.

[4] Commonwealth War Grave Commission