Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
12 Sep 1918
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte George Jack Bacchus, 57178, 12th North Staffordshire (Prince of Wales) Regiment, was killed in action in Flanders on September 12th, 1918. He left a widow and four children at 3 Burr Street, Luton.
Pte Bacchus had been in hospital for six months prior to his death, suffering from shell shock. He underwent an operation, and was subsequently discharged from hospital and went again up to the line. He had been serving for only a day or two when he met his death.
He had been a soldier for four years, and had served a year and nine months in France, previously having been a straw hat blocker for manufacturer Mr Durrant, Hitchin Road.
Born in Luton in 1885, George had married Violet Fensome in Luton in 1910. Daughter Mabel Violet was born by the time of the 1911 Census, and daughters Katie and Phyllis and son Jack were born subsequently.