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George Gregory

Biography of Private George Gregory (33620)
8th bn, Yorkshire Regiment (Yorkshire Hussars) (Alexandra. Princess of Wales’ Own)
Formerly 37936 9th or 10th T.R. Battalion
Died 28th September 1917

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George Gregory

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Horbling, Lincolnshire England

Date of Birth registration:
Jul – Sept 1898

Place of Birth Registration:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


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


Father’s Name:
John Gregory

Father’s DOB:

Father’s Place of Birth:
Retford, Nottinghamshire, England

Father’s Occupation:

Mother’s Name:
Mary Elizabeth Cooper

Mother’s DOB:

Mothers POB:
Billingborough, Lincolnshire, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
1896 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
George Gregory, 1898, Horbling
Fred Gregory, 1907, Horbling
Plus 1 more whose name are unknown taken from the 1911 census

1901 Census:
George is living with his mother in Horbling, Lincolnshire

1911 Census:
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:

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.

Military Records

Attestation Papers:
None found

WW1 Soldier’s Records:
None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Private George Gregory, 8th Battalion Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra, Princess of Wales’ Own) was killed in action on 28th September 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders..

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medal Card Index:
George’s medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal

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.

More information:

Military Service Timeline:

Enlisted in Grantham in February