Born: 1885, Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

Died on or since: 20th July 1916; age 31; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 3rd December 1914 – France.

Rank: Private: Service Number: 13006

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:

Pier & Face 1C & 2A.

Thiepval Memorial.,






1891   Aldeburgh.


George was 5 years old and living with his widowed mother & sisters at the home of his widowed grandfather.

William Tye, 59, a Farm labourer, born Great Glenham, Suffolk.

Rebecca Vale, 29, a Launderess, born Great Glemham.

Elizabeth Mary Frances Vale, 7, born Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

Alice Emily Vale, 2, born Aldeburgh.


1901   Holywell’s Road, Ipswich.


George was 16 years old, a Farm Labourer. He was living with his mother & brother at the home of her employer.

Charles Balls, 53, a Dock Labourer, born Newbourn, Suffolk.

Rebecca Vale, 38, a widow, Housekeeper to Charles Balls.

Arthur Alfred Vale, 10, born Ipswich.


1911   7, Lawrence Court, Curriers Lane, Ipswich.


George was 26 years old, a Dock Labourer. He was married & head of the household.

Selina, 25.

Emily, 2.


In 1909, Ipswich, George married Selina Jane Potkins, born 1886, Ipswich. They had 4 children:

Eveline Emily E. Vale, 1909, Ipswich.

George A. Vale, 1910, Ipswich – died 1910, Ipswich.

Elsie M. Vale, 1912, Ipswich.

Lily E. Vale, 1913, Ipswich.


George is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich.

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George is also remembered at The Mission Free Church Ipswich Curriers Lane 

Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion

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