Major George Herbert Stampe Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Written by Karen Day
First Published

Major George Herbert Stampe
24th Bn. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Formally of Duke of Cambridges Own (Middlesex Regiment)


We were lucky in December 2017 to have information supplied by Kenneth Moore, a guide at Lincoln Cathederal who specialises in the Service Chapels. In his quest to find out more about a carpet that holds seven names in the Soldiers Chapel that included George's name (likely commissioned by family members) he was able to make the connection to Burton upon Sather for us.

He enlisted in September 1914 originally with the Middlesex Regiment and served as a Sergeant then as a Quartermaster Sergeant before being commissioned in November 1914. By the time of his death he was a Major, second in command. Major Stampe was killed at 5.20pm on March 27th 1918 whilst sending a gun team. The place was at the western side of the road leading from Beacourt to Folie and close to Formes, 18 miles S.E of Amieus. He was aged 37 and a bank manager at the Scunthorpe Branch of the Midland Bank.

Kenneth Moore

So George had been a Bank Manager at the Scunthorpe Branch of the Midland Bank. His brother Bernard was granted probate in May 1918, information showed the address for George Herbert Stampe as Eastholme, Burton upon Stather.

Born in 1880 in Great Grimsby to parents George and Mary the family home was Ash Lea, Abbey Park Rd, Grimsby. His father was a Timber Merchant and Commercial Traveller and he had siblings Bernard Coatsworth, 4 years his senior, Mary Emmeline who was 1 year his junior and the fourth child in the family William was 2 years his junior. Following the family through the UK Census' the last Census available is 1911 Census which shows George visiting his father and sister at the family home in Grimsby, his Mother was away in Switzerland.

George is mentioned three times that I can find in a supplement to the London Gazette.

25th March 1915

Duke of Cambs. Own (Middlesex Reg)
The undermentioned to be Temp. 2nd Lieutenant
G. H. Stampe 29th November 1914

13th July 1915

Duke of Cambs. Own (Middlesex Reg)
The undermentioned Temp. 2nd Lieutenants to be Temp. Lieutenants

  • George . H. Stampe Dated 23rd April 1915
  • Arthur Spottiswade Dated 17th March 1915

29th March 1916

Duke of Cambs. Own (Middlesex Reg)
The undermentioned temp. Lieutenant's to be temp Captain. Dated 5th September 1915

  • George Herbert Stampe
  • Arthur Spottiswade

The 24th Bn. Machine Gun Corps

Remembered at St Andrews, Burton upon Stather and Burton upon Stather, Normanby with Thealby War Memorial.

George is also remembered at St James Church, Grimsby. Scunthorpe Trinity Church, Scunthorpe Roll of Honour

Record Details for George Herbert Stampe

First Names:George Herbert
Initials:G. H.
Death Date:
Service Number:113
Service:British Army
Regiment:Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Battalion:4th Battalion
Commemorated:Pozieres Memorial - Panel 90 to 93. Map


Use the interactive map to view the location of George Herbert Stampe's Memorial. You can view all the graves, memorials and benches by downloading our KML file which can be viewed in Google Earth and other mapping software.

Remembered with Honour.

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