George Alexander Berkin
Royal Field Artillery
Died on Saturday 10th February 1915 in Kilmarnock aged 29.
He was travelling to Glasgow by train after joining the army, the train stopped at Kilmarnock, he got off the train to get some refreshment. The train however started as he returned to the platform and as he attempted to board the train he slipped between the carriage and the platform, sustaining a broken arm, a broken jaw and other facial injuries. He was taken to Kilmarnock Hospital but died a few days later.
The body was conveyed to Belper by the kindness of a colonel of a Scottish regiment who was billeted nearby.
He was buried in Belper Cemetery with full military honours.
George was the son of Mr and Mrs Luke Berkin of George Street Belper his father Luke was a Blacksmiths Striker.
In 1901 George was a Drapers Errand Boy.
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