Able Seaman George OBrien

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

30 Jul 1896

Date of Death

15 Nov 1914

War time / or Pre War occupation

Foundry apprentice


Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

65 Warwick Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death

At sea
United Kingdom

Grave Location

United Kingdom

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 31st December 1914
Seaman George O'Brien

Seaman George O'Brien, J26306, HMS St Vincent, died on his ship in the North Sea on November 15th, 1914. He was aged 18.

The second of (Edwin) James and Elizabeth O'Brien's six children, he belonged to a much-travelled family that lived at 65 Warwick Road, Luton, in 1914. His father was born in Newton Abbot, Devon, his mother came from Pembrokeshire and he was born at Worcester on July 30th, 1896. His two brothers and three sisters were born variously in Stantonbury (Bucks), Birmingham, Rugby, Leicester and Yiewsley, Middlesex.

Before the war, George was a foundry apprentice at a water meter factory, probably Kent's. He was engaged to Miss E. Holton.

His 20-year-old brother Walter was killed in action at Ypres on October 26th, 1914. Youngest brother Frank was serving with the 5th Battalion, Beds Regt.

George is commemorated, along with brother Walter, on the Luton Roll of Honour.

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Seaman George O'Brien

Author: Deejaya

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