16756 Private George Connett

9th(Service)Battalion

Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916 

Born in 1895 in Ottery St Mary,Devon.

His parents were Albion Connett(1867-1942) and Elizabeth Lane(1869-1946).They were married in 1892.

George had 4 brothers; Henry(born in 1893),

William Edward(born in 1903),John(born in 1905) and Louis James(24/07/1907-14/05/1992). He also had a sister Elsie(born in 1898).

In the 1901 census,the family were recorded as living at Fenny Bridges,Ottery St Mary Devon.

Georges father was employed as a railway plate layer.

George was killed in action on 01/07/1916.

He was awarded the 1914-1918 British War and the

Allied Victory medals.

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