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George PLATT

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Surname: PLATT

Forename(s): George

Place of Birth: Castleton, Lancashire

Service No: 14772

Rank: A/Corporal

Regiment / Corps / Service: Leicestershire Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 9th (Service) Battalion

Division: 21st Division

Age: 27

Date of Death: 1916-07-14

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 2C and 3A.

CWGC Cemetery: ---


Non-CWGC Burial: ---


Additional Information:

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

A/Corporal George PLATT

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Leicestershire Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Leicestershire Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 21st Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 21st Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: PLATT

Forename(s): George

Born: Castletown, Lancs

Residence: Rochdale, Lancs

Enlisted: Leicester

Number: 14772

Rank: A/Cpl

Regiment: Leicestershire Regiment

Battalion: 9th Battalion


Died Date: 14/07/16

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: PLATT

Forename(s): George

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 14772

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: Leicestershire Regiment

Unit: 9th Bn.



Died Date: 14/07/1916

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A/Corporal George Platt

A/Corporal George Platt

Courtesy of Robin Platt, Sprotborough, Yorkshire



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