George Easthope, born in 1917 in Rotherham, is my fourth cousin, once removed and son of Charles Emmanuel Easthope and Susannah Childs.
Edward Easthope, mentioned in the article below, survived the Second World War and died, in Rotherham in 1979, aged 58.
THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, MAY 1st, 1943.
ST. ANN’S ROAD MAN DIES OF WOUNDS.
News has been received that Private George Easthope (York and Lancaster Regiment), aged 25, son of Mr. C. Easthope, of 231, St. Ann’s Road, Rotherham, and the late Mrs. Easthope, has died of gunshot wounds in North Africa.
Educated at the South Grove Central School, Private Easthope was employed at the New Stubbin Colliery before joining the Forces over three years ago. He served in France, taking part in the evacuation of Dunkirk. He was a keen sportsman and was also keenly interested in music. His brother, Private E. Easthope, is serving in the Middle East.