Lapworth, George William

Age: 18
Date of birth: 1899 (Q3)

Parents: William Edward and Fanny Lapworth
Address: 47 Fair View Terrace, Linen Street

Occupation: Labourer

George was baptised on 14th September 1899 at Warwick

At the time of the 1901 census, his mother Fanny was living at 5 Lammas Walk, Saltisford with her son George and his younger siblings, Emily and Harry Pipkin, aged 10 and 17, respectively.

By 1911, the family was living at 44 Parkes Street, Warwick. George (aged 12 and at school) was the eldest of 5 children. He had 3 younger brothers: George (12), William (8) and Frederick (6) and a baby sister. His father was a coal porter.

George’s father was gassed but survived

Warwick Advertiser 4th May 1918

George is commemorated on the family grave in Warwick Cemetery, which has come into disrepair:

George’s name on the family grave

The inscriptions on the kerbstones of the grave read:

To the Dear Memory of WILLIAM EDWARD LAPWORTH who fell asleep June 23rd 1951 aged 54 years.
Also GEORGE WILLIAM LAPWORTH killed in action April 13th 1918 aged 18 years

Military Service

Rank & Number: Private, 41026
Regiment/Service: 2nd/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 182nd Brigade, 61st Division
Date of death: Saturday, April 13, 1918
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in Action - Battle of Hazebrouck
Commemorated/Buried: Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: St Pauls Church, All Saints Church, Westgate School


  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group
  • Memorial photograph courtesy of David Oliver
  • Warwick Advertiser excerpts courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office

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