George Arthur Larkins

Private George Arthur Larkins of London, England married Myra Sinton Stevenson of Portadown, Co. Armagh in July 1943 before serving in the Normandy campaign.


George Arthur Larkins


Private George Arthur Larkins (4922908) served in 4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment during the Second World War. He was the only son of the late George Arthur Larkins and Mary R. Larkins of 12 Hind Grove, Poplar, London, England, and the husband of Myra Sinton Larkins (née Stevenson) of 12 Burnbrae Avenue, Portadown, Co. Armagh.

George and Myra married at St. Mark’s Church of Ireland, Portadown, Co. Armagh on 8th July 1943. Reverend G.W. Millignton M.A. conducted the service and Corporal T. Stevenson, Royal Air Force was Best Man.

The bride wore a becoming blue costume with navy shoes and hat to match. The matron of honour, Mrs. S. Stevenson, sister-in-law of the bride, looked charming in a green and brown costume, with toning accessories. A reception was subsequently held at the bride’s home. Leaving for the honeymoon, Mrs. Larkins was attired in a cream coat with navy accessories.

Private Larkins died on 15th August 1944 aged 28 years old. His grave is in Section XVI, Row A, Grave 1 of Banneville-la-Campagne Cemetery, France. As of 2023, his name remains absent from the Portadown War Memorial, Portadown, Co. Armagh.

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