Biography of Private George Gregory (33620)
8th bn, Yorkshire Regiment
Formerly 37936 9th or 10th T.R. Battalion
Died 28th September 1917


  • Name: George Gregory
  • Date of birth: 1898
  • Place of Birth: Horbling, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth registration: July – September 1898
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: John Gregory
  • DOB: 15th October 1865
  • Place of Birth: Retford, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Occupation: Wheelwright


  • Name: Mary Elizabeth Cooper
  • DOB: 28th December 1874
  • Place Of Birth: Billingborough, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 25th December 1896 Horbling, Lincolnshire, England

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • George Gregory, 1898, Horbling
  • Nellie Gregory, 1903, Horbling (died 1903)
  • Fred Gregory, 1907, Horbling
  • Stanley Gregory, 1915, Horbling


  • 1901: George is living with his mother in Horbling, Lincolnshire
  • 1911: George is living with his parents in Horbling, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 12 and he is listed as bring at school.

Relatives in services

  • None found


  • No marriage for George has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 13th October 1917
    KILLED IN ACTION – Another local family has been plunged into grief by news, which reached them on Sunday, that their son had been killed in action. Pte. George Gregory (Yorkshire Regt.) eldest son of Mr and Mrs Gregory. Deceased, bright promising lad, who was only about nineteen, was a butcher’s assistant with Mr. J. E. Holland, Billingborough and joined up last February. The deepest sympathy is extended to the parents in their sorrow.


  • War Office Weekly Casualty List, October 30th 1917
    Gregory 33620 G. (Folkingham)

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private George Gregory, 8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment was killed in action on 28th September 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders..

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Father John


  • The British Medal
  • The Victory Medal


  • UK:UK:
  • Horbling, Roll of Honour in Horbling St Andrews Church


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private G gregory, 33620, 8th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment who died on 28 September 1917 Age 19
  • Son of J and M Gregory, of Horbling, Billingborough, Lincs.
  • Remembered with honour, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
  • Grave XXV. B. 4.

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline:

  • Enlisted in Grantham in February


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