‘Little Khaki George’ and other Children Collectors

Elaine Beech was our October speaker  and presented a charming story which has emerged from  the group’s research into the Halifax Courier. Collecting money for various support funds was widely reported by the Courier, particularly in the first two years of the war and children were often deployed by their parents in this role. George Bentley became the most celebrated of these and acquired the nickname of Little Khaki George. The story was submitted to BBC Radio Leeds who have commissioned it for their WW1 at Home series which is to be broadcast next year. We have been told that it has now attracted ‘network interest’.