Private George Pratt

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

13 May 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Ironmonger's assistant


Mr Pollard, Waller Street

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

Pyne Cottages
United Kingdom

Place of Death

Palestinian Territory

Grave Location

Deir El Belah War Cemetery
Palestinian Territory

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 7th June 1917
Pte George Pratt

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.

Pte George Pratt

Author: Deejaya

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