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George Follett

Surname: Follett
Other names: George
Other people in this story:
William Follett
Elizabeth Follett
Locations in this story:
Basingstoke, Hampshire
France & Flanders
Ramleh War Cemetery, Palestine
Easton Farm, Berwick St. John, Wiltshire
Winchester, Hampshire
Palestine

Story:
George Follett was born in 1891 in Basingstoke, Hampshire. He was the son of William Follett, a Farmer, and Elizabeth Follett. At the time of 1911 Census the family were living at Easton Farm, Berwick St. John, Wiltshire. George was single and was a student at Winchester Training College. He enlisted in the Rifle Brigade and served in France & Flanders, before being posted to Palestine. At the time of his death he held the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 19th September 1918 and was buried at Ramleh War Cemetery in Palestine (grave id. E.12). He is remembered on the Berwick St. John War Memorial.

Images:
  • Berwick St John War Memorial

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives