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Place of Birth: Castleton, Lancashire
Service No: 14772
Regiment / Corps / Service: Leicestershire Regiment
Battalion / Unit: 9th (Service) Battalion
Division: 21st Division
Date of Death: 1916-07-14
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 2C and 3A.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: GARGRAVE, YORKSHIRE
George Platt was the son of Samuel James and Maria Jane Platt, née Rawling and brother of Private Herbert Platt (40031) (q.v.). Their father was born at Oundle, Northamptonshire and Maria at Bramley, Yorkshire.
1891 Castleton, Lancashire Census: 22, Albert Street - George Platt, aged 2 years, born Castleton, son of Maria Platt (married).
1901 Gargrave, Yorkshire Census: High Mill - George Platt, aged 12 years, born Castleton, Lancashire, son of Maria J. Platt (married).
The British Army Service Record for George Platt exists but may be incomplete.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: A/Cpl George Platt, 14772, Leic. R. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 29.7.15. K. in A. 14.7.16.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: A/Cpl George Platt, 14772, 9/Leic. R.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: A/Cpl George Platt, 14772, 9/(S) Leicester. Date and Place of Death: 14.7.16 France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother - Maria. £7 16s. 9d. War Gratuity: Father - Samuel J. £9 10s. 0d.
A short biography of George is included in: ‘From Mills to Marching and Back Again - A History of Gargrave from 1900 to 1925’ by Sue Lyall and Donavon Slaven with contributions from George Ingle, Ray Jones and Martin Thompson (2019).
Photograph courtesy of Robin Platt, Sprotborough, Yorkshire.
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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A/Corporal George PLATT
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Leicestershire Regiment
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 21st Division
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