Roll of Honour
Lance Corporal George William Varney
Service Number: 10878
Regiment: Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (5th)
Conflict: World War One
Date of Death: 25th September 1915
Age at Death: 27
Burial/Memorial Location: Perth Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Son of Albert & Eliza Varney, of Middleton Stoney. Killed in action in the second Battle of Bellewaarde.
"News has been conveyed to Mr and Mrs Albert Varney, of Middleton Stoney, that their son, Pte. George W. Varney, D Company, 5th Batt. Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, has been missing since the great advance last month.
Private Varney was one of the first of Middleton’s sons to respond to the call of the motherland. He has been in France for some time, and has a younger brother there also, but not in the same regiment. Before the war he was a keen footballer and formed one of the Middleton XI." Bicester Advertiser 15/10/1915