G. F. W. Sach
Service no. 470989
Rifleman, London Regiment (The Rangers), 12th Battalion
Born in Ealing; enlisted in London; lived in Stockwell
Killed in action on 21 September 1918, aged 21
CWGC: “Son of George and Emily E. Sach, of 28 Edithna Road, Stockwell, London.”
Remembered at Villers Hill British Cemetery, Villers-Guislain, France and St Andrew’s Church, Landor Road, London SW9
National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918
SACH, G.F.W., L/Cpl., 12th London Regt., (Rangers).
He volunteered in February 1915, and after completing his training served at home until 1917, when he was drafted to France. Whilst overseas, he fought on the Somme, at Ypres, Arras, Albert, St. Quentin, St Eloi and Lille. He also served in the Retreat of 1918, and on September 21st of that year was unfortunately killed in the Allied Advance. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
“Whilst he remember, the sacrifice was not in vain.”
28, Edithna Street, Stockwell, S.W.9.
Information from the censuses
George Frederick William Sach was 13 in 1911. Born in Ealing, he lived at 28 Edithna Street with his parents milkman George Sach, 39, from Ealing, and Emily Elizabeth Sach (nee Betts), 45, from Litcham, Norfolk, and brother James Walter Sach, 9, born in Clapham. Three aunts (sisters of his mother) from Norfolk lived with the family, Louisa Harriett Betts, 46, Alice Ann Betts, 42, a lady’s maid, and Florence Betts, 40, as well as Ivy Alice Betts, 9, born in Clapham.
In 1901 the Sachs were living in 36 Wirtemburg Street, Clapham, and a decade earlier they were in Twyford Abbey, Ealing.