|1. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||56B GQS|
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Early Life :Born 1866 to George Ebenezar Saint-George. His father was born in Leipzig, Germany to English parents, and studied violin, piano and theory in Prague and Dresden. He settled in London in the 1860s, which is the time George (junior) was born.
Married Lily Eleanor Jane von Kornatzki 15th July, 1899 at St Mary's Parish Church, Fulham. He was resident at 235 Goldhawk Road. In the following year, their son Geoffrey was born, 16th December. The 1901 census shows George as a Professor of Music and resident at 3 Walterton Road, where the family were settled until his death.
Indeed, the family appear on the 1911 census with George having elevated his career to become "Colonial Examiner in Music," at Trinity College of Music. He signed his name Henry Saint-George on the census, perhaps a reason why it is difficult to find any death records under his first name.
Henry was a violinist and noted academic at the Trinity College of Music. He wrote academically on the following: The Bow: Its History, Manufacture, And Use (1896), The place of science in music. 1905, and Fiddles: Their selection, preservation and betterment, 1910. He was sometime editor of The Strad periodical magazine.
He also is listed in Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
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His Probate record is referenced under the name he preferred: SAINT-GEORGE Henry of 3 Walterton-road Westbourne Park Middlesex died 29 January 1917 at North Western Hospital Lawn-road Hampstead Middlesex Probate London 27 April to Lily Eleanor Jane Saint-George widow. Effects £569.
It is not clear why Henry St. George is included in the roll of honour as no connection to military service is yet apparent. He wasn't included in the original working, the 1921 book, but has been added to the 1940 Scroll. Having died as a 50 year old in hospital, it is unlikely that his death was due to front-line service.
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|Mother :||Authors No. 3456 E.C.||London|
20th March 1912
17th April 1912
15th May 1912
Listed as a 45 year old musician resident at Walterton Road, West End in 1912 at the time of his initiation into Author's Lodge No. 3456. The contribution register shows that he "Died Jan 1917," with a further comment that his dues 4/- for 1916 was applied to [another member] in 1919.
Strangely, a musician member of Author's Lodge, George Hart, who was initiated in the same year changed his name by deed poll to George Hart St. George. His membership continued until after 1921.
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley