Lance Corporal Amos Gregory Betts

Army Number: 11902

Battalion: 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

British 1914 Star, British War and Victory Medal

Born at Normanton, Derby and lived in Swan Street, Sileby, Leicestershire. Son of Amos and Elizabeth Betts. He was a shoe factory worker prior to enlisting at Derby. He went to France on 8th September 1914 and was killed in action on 20th October 1914, aged 20, when the battalion held position south-east of Bois Grenier, Ennetieres/Escobecques, France against a German attack.

Buried/Commemorated : Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. Panel 7.

Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.

Lance Corporal Amos Gregory Betts is also commemorated on the following memorials:-
St. Mary’s Church War Memorial, Sileby, Leicestershire.
Sileby Memorial Park War Memorial, Sileby, Leicestershire.