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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Burill, Cambridgeshire
George Samuel Revens came from a family of eight children of George P Revens and Louisa Revens and was born in Cambrigeshire in 1893. 1911 saw the family residing in Bromley, Kent, where George, like his father, was employed as a gardener. Sometime in the next few years he had moved north where he was employed at the Osberton gardens
gardener
28 Oct 1915
22
381340 - CWGC Website
13732
Sergeant
6th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Soon after the war broke out, George went to Worksop (along with several other Osberton employees) and enlisted in the 6th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment and given the service number, 13732. The 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment had been raised at Lincoln in August 1914 as part of Kitchener's First New Army and joined 33rd Brigade in 11th (Northern) Division. After initial training close to home, they moved to Belton Park, Grantham. On the 4th of April 1915 the Division assembled at Witley and Frensham for final training. George must have been an able man as he achieved the rank of Sergeant in a short space of time. They sailed for Gallipoli from Liverpool via Mudros at the end of June 1915. They landed near Lala Baba at Suvla Bay on the 7th of August. It was unfortunate that George contracted enteric fever, or typhoid and was repatriated back home and sent to Tooting Military Hospital where he never recovered and died on the 28th October 1915 age 22. He was buried at Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery. Sergt G Revens Worksop Guardian 12 November 1915 Official information has been received at Osberton of the death of Sergt G Revens of the 6th Lincolnshire Regt. Sergt Revens was invalided home from the Dardanelles suffering from enteric fever and was sent to Tooting Military Hospital where he died on October 29th. Before joining the Army, Sergt Revens was employed at the Osberton Gardens.
Scofton church memorial details:= Sergt G Revens Lincolnshire Regiment No. 13732 CWG additional information:- Son of George P Revens of 20 Eastgate St, Bury St Edmunds. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    George Samuel Revens - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.