Today we remember …
|14th September 1918
George Plater, E Social 1899. Private, 2/20th Bn, London Regt. Killed during the ‘Advance to Victory’ in an unknown engagement
He was at Radley for just one year, leaving in 1900. George Plater’s death was not recorded in The Radleian magazine in 1918. He is not included on the War Memorial. He is listed as still alive in the 1923 and 1962 Registers, both of which record that he went to work on the London Stock Exchange after leaving school. Work on updating the Registers in the 1990s received confirmation of his death in 1918, via the family of his sister, who was his only surviving relative in 1918.
He was killed during the ‘Advance to Victory’ and is among 9000 servicemen who have no known grave who are listed on the Vis-en-Artois memorial.