BROWETT George Stanley Victor

Known information

George Stanley Victor Browett, third son of George and Frances Browett of Thorpe-by-Water, was born in the village on 17 October 1897. He enlisted in the 15th Battalion Durham Light Infantry on 1 January 1917, and went out to France on 25 March. On 27 May 1918, he was wounded and taken prisoner. His mother received a letter, with a German postmark, from a fellow prisoner of war on August 10 to say George had died of his wounds on June 12. He is buried in Vailly British Cemetery, on the north bank of the Aisne River near Soissons, France, grave II.AA.27. George's name is also on the war memorial in Seaton church. His brother Charles served in the war and survived. 

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  • Seaton Church
  • Seaton Plaque
  • Seaton Memorial
  • Vailly British Cemetery 1
  • Vailly British Cemetery 2
  • Vailly British Cemetery 3
  • G S V Browett 3
  • G S V Browett 2
  • G S V Browett 4

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4 images Some pictures of Mr Browett's headstone
By John Stokes on Sunday 30th November '14 at 6:30pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium
2 images Some more pictures of Mr Browett's headstone, taken 17 August 2015.
By John Stokes on Sunday 6th December '15 at 4:40pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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