Lance Corporal George Stanley Victor Browett, 70518

  • Batt - 15
  • Unit - Durham Light Infantry
  • Section -
  • Date of Birth - 17/10/1897
  • Died - 12/06/1918
  • Age - 20

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Source: Michael Doyle Their Name Liveth For Evermore: The Great War Roll of Honour for Leicestershire and Rutland.
He was the son of George William Browett a shepherd, born 1866 in Thorpe by Water, Rutland and his wife Frances Mary, born 1871 in Corby, Northants. George Stanley Victor was born in 1897 in Thorpe by Water, Rutland, his siblings were Charles William, born 1892, Emily Gertrude, born 1893 and Gladys K. Mary, born 1900, all his siblings were born in Thorpe by Water, Rutland, in March 1901 the family home was at Gate House, Thorpe by Water, Rutland. In April 1911 George was employed as an office boy and was residing in the family home at Thorpe by Water, Rutland, together with his step father, George Lee a railway platelayer, born 1868 in Walcott, Leics., and his mother. He embarked for France on the 25th March 1917. During an action on the 27th May 1918 he was wounded and taken prisoner to Germany, where he subsequently died from his wounds. His mother received the news from a fellow prisoner, the envelope bearing the German post mark, August 10th.

Leicestershire Project Findings
  • Conflict - World War I
Research from Michael Doyle's Their Name Liveth For Evermore
  • Unit - Durham Light Infantry
  • Former Unit - Leicestershire Regiment
  • Cause of death - DIED OF WOUNDS
  • Burial Commemoration - Vailly British Cem., France
  • Born - Thorpe By Water, Rutland
  • Enlisted - 11/1/17 In Leicester
  • Place of Residence - Thorpe By Water, Rutland, England

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