Early in the second World War, George Atwood passed into an Officer Cadet post with the Royal Artillery. He died in Oxfordshire on the 25th October 1941, aged twenty years. His body was buried in St Aldhelm's churchyard in Bishopstrow, Wiltshire.
The estimated date of birth corresponds with the fourth quarter ending 31st December 1921, as recorded in the index of civil registrations of deaths (England).
↑ 1.01.1Index of civil registrations of births, England. George Robert Colvin Atwood, 4th quarter ending 31st December 1921, Chelsea RD (London), vol. 1a, pg. 582. Original record: General Register Office, Southport. Index and digital image online at FreeBMD, freebmd.org.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2018-07-13).
↑Index of civil registrations of deaths, England. George Robert Colvin Atwood, 4th quarter ending 31st December 1941, Oxford RD, vol. 3a, pg. 2311. Original record: General Register Office, Southport. Index and digital image online at FreeBMD, freebmd.org.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2018-07-13).
↑Commonwealth War Graves Commission. “In Memory of Section Office Cadet George Robert Colvin Atwood 931997, Royal Artillery who died on 25 October 1941 Age 20 Son of Comdr. George Evelyn Atwood, R.N., and Madeline Elizabeth Atwood, of East Tisbury. His sister Helen Pamela also died on service. Remembered with Honour Bishopstrow (St. Adhelm) Churchyard. Commemorated in perpetuity by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.” Inscription: “Quit You Like Men.” Index and commemorative certificate online at cwgc.org (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-07-10).
↑ Wiltshire Online Parish Clerk (OPC). War Graves Located in St. Aldhelm’s Churchyard, Bishopstrow. “George Robert Colvin Atwood, Office Cadet 931997, Royal Artillery, died 25th October 1941, age 20, son of Commander George Evelyn Laverton Atwood, R.N. and Madeline Elizabeth Atwood of East Tisbury; his sister Helen Pamela Atwood also died whilst on war service. She was a Section Officer with the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force and died on 13th June 1944 age 26. She is buried in Grave 18B of Kinclaven Churchyard, Perthshire.” Published online (pdf), www.wiltshire-opc.org.uk/Items/Bishopstrow/Bishopstrow%20-%20War%20Graves%20in%20St.%20Aldhelms%20Churchyard.pdf (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-07-10).