T/Const George Lloyd Payne


1885 Oct 27 Born Hubberston, Haverfordwest, Pembroke

1891 census. His father is a BSM

1901 census He is a Trumpeter in the RGA

1910 Census He is a Single Driver in RHA at Lille Barracks, Marlborough Lines, Aldershot

1911 Dec 4. Discharged from RFA

Goes to Canada

1914 Aug 23 enlisted in R Canadian Regt #9828

Posted Bermuda from Aug 1914 to Jul 1915

Posted France Nov 1915 to Feb 1919

1919 Jan 2 Married Phyllis Anne Louise Brown at Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire

1919 Feb 28 Demobbed


1919 Sep 15 Enlisted in RAMC

1920 Oct 9 Discharged at end of engagement


1920 Dec 30. Joined with RIC no 77161 & ADRIC no 432 . ex-Soldier &

1921 Feb 4 Discharged


1939 Register at 94 Bray Road, Liverpool. He is a Trained Army Nurse


1940 May 22 Died at Jurby, Michael, Isle of Man He was a Sgt in the RAF. Early in the 1939-1945 War the Royal Air Force built an aerodrome at Jurby, about a mile from the church for use as a training school. The airmen who lost their lives while training there were buried in the churchyard, and a small section in the north-eastern corner was reserved for these service burials. This group of war graves is on the far side of the new extension to the old churchyard. The total number of 1939-1945 War burials is 43, and all except three are within the group.

I am unclear as to why Sgt Hartnell & Sgt Payne are in the same grave. From what I can ascertain Richard Sidney HARTNELL RAF, was killed (along with 7 others), when No.11 OTU Wellington IA N2945, crashed in the sea off Bradda Head, Isle of Man, on 24-8-1940. Whereas G L Payne died of natural causes on 22 May some 3 m,onths prior.

Drivers and Vets