WW1 Alumni

Brierley, GR

George Raworth Brierley

George Raworth Brierley

2nd Lieutenant, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

George Raworth Brierley lived at 86 Harlescott Road, Waverly Park and attended Alleyn’s until 1913. He joined the war effort as part of the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and served as a 2nd Lieutenant on the Western Front in France and Flanders. During his service, George was involved in the minor operations that took place near Wancourt in preparation Battle of Arras in 1917. During this action, the King’s Own had the task of capturing the trenches between Wancourt and Feuchy and defending them against any German counter-attacks. After leading his battalion in action, George was wounded on April 2nd 1917. He was transferred from the front to hospital but later died of his injuries on May 1st 1917. He is buried at Warlincourt Halte Burial Cemetary in France.