George Frederick Mort

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Civilian death doing war work | Died: 1918.12.21 | Age at death: 45 | Action: _ | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Hampstead (St John) Additional Burial Ground (H006) |

Born 1873. A pioneer designer of automobiles (1905) and aeroplane engines (1910), which he built for the New Engine Company at Acton Hill Works, N10. He was an early advocate of the internal combustion engine and took out patents on piston engines (1917). Said to have died in an aero accident – “sacrificed his life for his duty” (see Obit, The Engineer, 3 Jan 1919, page 10). Commemorated in ABG at grave H006, but not found in Parish magazine. [Ref to Rachel Mort, May 1935; also to Mort family buried at I007. Family connection continued until at least 1949] In 1917 lived in Ealing Common.

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