VILLIERS G. W.


George William Villiers

Sapper 289324

98th Light Rly. Train Crew Coy. Royal Engineers


George William Villiers died on 31st December 1917, and was remembered on the CHATBY MEMORIAL, Egypt. He was being transported in the hired troop ship HMS "Osmanieh", which hit a mine while entering the harbour at Alexandria. The ship sank quickly, with the loss of nearly 200 lives.

 

 

From ‘Soldiers who died in the Great War 1914-19 – Royal Engineers

VILLIERS George William. Born St Neots, Hunts enlisted Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts (resides Bedford). Sapper 289324, Died, at sea, 31st December 1917. (98th Light Rly. Train Crew Coy. R.E.)

 

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