Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
13 May 1917
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 Pratt, 200870, 1/5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, died of wounds at the No 54 Casualty Clearing Station in Palestine on May 13th, 1917.
The son of Sophia (and the late William Pratt), of Pyne Cottages, Chalton, he enlisted in the Beds Regiment two years earlier and gained promotion to corporal (5240). He then sacrificed his stripes on transfer to the 1/5th Battalion and went out to Egypt a year before his death.
At the time of the 1911 Census, George was living with his mother at 20 Holly Street, Luton, and working for ironmonger and tinsmith Mr Pollard in Waller Street, Luton. His grandmother, Mrs Ramsay, lived at 74 Lea Road, Luton, at the time of George's death.
George Pratt had strong connections with local churches. He was a server, Sunday school teacher and choir member at St Saviour's Church, an open-air speaker at St Paul's Church, and a helper at St Hugh's Mission Church at Cockernhoe. As a member of the Church Army he was a constant visitor amongst the sick and poor.