Private George Alfred Folks

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

23 Apr 1917


George Kent's Ltd

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

20 Salisbury Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Chili Trench Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 10th May 1917
Pte George Alfred Folks


Pte George Alfred Folks, 32117, 6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action in the Battle of Arras on April 23rd, 1917. He was aged 22.

A letter to parents George Edward Oliver Folks and Josephine Folks, of 20 Salisbury Road, Luton, from Sgt S. C. Lawrence, George's platoon sergeant, said their only son had been killed in action on April 23rd and he was sorry to lose such a good soldier.

Pte Folks had joined the Bedfordshire Regiment in November 1915 and went to France a year later.

Previously he had worked for Mr J. Johnstone Haye, of George Street, as a plait merchant's assistant, before joining George Kent's Ltd. He was a member of St Mary's Institute and the Someries Guild.

Individual Location

Pte George Alfred Folks

Author: Deejaya

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