Rank or Title
Date of Birth
21 Dec 1876
Date of Death
6 Sep 1918
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Pte George Thomas Janes, 79040, 1/7th Durham Light Infantry, died from dysentery in the Crossen prisoner of war camp in Germany on September 6th, 1918. He had been reported captured at Maizy in France on May 27th. Pte Janes had seen two years of military service, but had been in France only since the January before his capture.
For about 20 years before joining up he had been the postman for the Leagrave area. In the 1901 Census he was described as a rural postman living with parents John and Rebecca and family at 127 Russell Street, Luton.
Born in Luton on December 21st, 1876, George married Ada Jane Walker at Wellington Street Baptist Church on May 24th, 1902. They had a daughter, Zena, born in 1905, and the family lived at 106 Cowper Street, Luton.
George is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour/War Memorial and on the Post Office memorial at Dunstable Road.