Name: George Tyco Brooksbanks Sails
Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers
Unit: 19th (Service) Battalion
Regimental No: 472947
Joe Sail’s elder brother, George Tyco Brooksbanks Sails, was born and grew up in Scarborough during 1876. He was married in Scarborough to Edith May Allison on 26 December 1907.
Residing in Doncaster at 41 Cooper Street at the outbreak of war in August 1914, George was the father of three children (Scarborough-born (1909) George Edgar, Kenneth Allison (18 February 1911) and Doncaster-born Edith Mary (4 July 1914). George was employed as a tailor in civilian life and, although aged over 40, he enlisted into the army during 1916 to eventually serve on the Western Front with the 19th (Service) Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers (Regimental No 472947), employed as a ‘Company tailor’.
Considered as unfit for front line service by the start of 1918, George was transferred to the Labour Corps and was discharged from the army on 21 February 1919, when he had returned to his family at Doncaster, where another daughter, Marjorie, was born during 1932. Sadly, a year after the birth of his daughter, George Sails passed away at the relatively young age of 57 years at Doncaster, possibly as a result of his military service.
(Most of the above information has been gleaned from George Sails’s service record courtesy of Ancestry.com).