George Revels

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WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

George Revels



Military History:        


Suffolk Regiment


Regimental Number:             

Date of Enlisting:                            

Date of death:                        
4th quarter 1959

Cemetery/ Memorial:             

UK Cemetery/Memorial:      
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour


George enlisted with the 5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, Regimental Number 37218, on 18th January 1917.  He transferred to the Suffolk Regiment, Regimental Number 67710, and saw active service in the Palestine Theatre of War, taking part in many of the Battles of Gaza.  He survived the War and died at Ashwell in the 4th quarter 1917.

George was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Birth:      4th quarter 1885   

Birth Place:         Ashwell, Hertfordshire   

Residence:          Ashwell, Hertfordshire   

Marriage:            1.11.1906


George was the third son of William and Emma (nee Waldock) Revels, born at Ashwell, Hertfordshire at the end of 1885. He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylor School in Ashwell. Before enlisting he was a labourer on a farm.

George married Fanny Maria Gentle on 1st November 1906. They had seven children, #George William born 1907, Gladys Ann born 1908, Edna Mary born 1911, Edwin Arthur born 1914, Percy Sylvanius born 1917, Norah Jean born 1920 and Helen Eva born 1923.

George died at Ashwell in the 4th quarter 1917.


Two of George’s brothers, James and Percy, served in the War but were killed in action.  His brother Thomas also served and survived.




George Revels

Birth Place:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire


Ashwell. Hertfordshire

Death Date:

4th quarter 1959

Enlistment Place:

Not known




Suffolk Regiment
(previously Bedfordshire Regiment)


(previously 1/5th Battalion)

Regimental Number:

(previously 37218)

Type of Casualty:


Theatre of War:

Western Europe, Palestine

This page was added on 24/10/2017.