Private George Brewster was the son of George Brewster and his wife of Northgate Street, Oakham, and was born on 29 February 1898. He enlisted in the 10th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment on 29 May 1915 but was transferred to the 4th Battalion Worcesterhire Regiment shortly afterwards. He went to the Western Front on 24 November 1915, and took part in several actions with the regiment. George was killed by a shell at the Battle of Arras on 20 April 1917 when the 4th Worcesters took part in desperate fighting at Monchy in which two battalions held up a whole division and was practically annihilated in doing so. He is remembered on Bay 6 of the Arras Memorial and on two war memorials in Oakham, in the grounds of All Saints' Church and on a brass plaque inside the Baptist Church along the High Street.
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