Private George Scrivener

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

21 Apr 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Nurseryman's labourer

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 17th January 1918
Pte George Scrivener

Pte George Scrivener, G/10241, 7th Battalion The Buffs (East Kent) Regiment, died on April 21st, 1917, while a prisoner of the Germans. He had developed inflammation of the bowel after being captured on November 18th, 1916. His death was eventually recorded in The Luton News on January 17th, 1918.

Born in Biscot in 1878, he had married Maria Smith at Biscot Parish Church on April 5th, 1902. The couple had two daughters - Lily Irene (born 1904) and Barbara Eleanor (1911). In 1911 they were living in Limbury, and George was working as a labourer for a nurseryman.

George is commemorated on the Leagrave War Memorial. Maria remarried in 1920, her new husband being Austin Janes.

Pte George Scrivener

Author: Deejaya

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