Private George Jack Bacchus

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

12 Sep 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Straw hat blocker


Mr Durrant, Hitchin Road

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

3 Burr Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location


War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 10th October 1918
Pte George Jack Bacchus

Pte George Jack Bacchus, 57178, 12th North Staffordshire (Prince of Wales) Regiment, was killed in action in Flanders on September 12th, 1918. He left a widow and four children at 3 Burr Street, Luton.

Pte Bacchus had been in hospital for six months prior to his death, suffering from shell shock. He underwent an operation, and was subsequently discharged from hospital and went again up to the line. He had been serving for only a day or two when he met his death.

He had been a soldier for four years, and had served a year and nine months in France, previously having been a straw hat blocker for manufacturer Mr Durrant, Hitchin Road.

Born in Luton in 1885, George had married Violet Fensome in Luton in 1910. Daughter Mabel Violet was born by the time of the 1911 Census, and daughters Katie and Phyllis and son Jack were born subsequently.

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Pte George Jack Bacchus

Author: Deejaya

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