9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
George was a son of Elizabeth Bleakes of North Street, Stewartstown. He was born in Dungannon about 1878. He enlisted in Cookstown with the 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. George Bleakes died on 1st August 1918. George Bleakes was almost certainly a prisoner of war and most likely captured during the German Offensive of 1918. He is interred in Glageon Cemetery and lies in Row J, Grave 7. The Surname ‘Bleakes’, is more commonly spelt as ‘Bleeks’. It is not known which way the family spelled the name but records show it spelt in both forms.