GEORGE ARTHUR WHITING

Photographs courtesy of Bev Johnson.

 

 

Born: 5th March 1898, at 130, Alan Road, Ipswich

Died: 25th April 1918; age 20; KiA in the morning, when a shell burst into his shelter, at Villers Bretonneeux, Northern France.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914 – France.

Rank: Lance Corporal: Service Number: 200269

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion.

Formerly 1766, Suffolk regiment.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War, 1914 Star + Military Medal & Bar.

 

Grave Reference:George Whiting Far right on bike

I.C.12.

Longueau British Cemetery,

Somme,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Brother of Mrs F.E. Sutton, of Alan Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUSGeorge Whiting Boy

 

1901   57, Alan Road, Ipswich.

George was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Arthur Whiting, 30, a Carpenter, born Aldham, Essex.

Elizabeth Whiting (nee Cracknell), 29, born Chelmondiston, Suffolk.

Florence Ellen Whiting, 4, born Ipswich.

Percy Whiting, 1, born Ipswich.

 

1911   57, Alan Road, Ipswich.

 

George was 13 years old, a Baker’s Errand Boy. He was living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Elizabeth, 39.2WHITING

Florence, 14, a Drapers Assistant.

Elsie May Whiting, 9, born Ipswich.

Arthur Edward Whiting, 7, born Ipswich.

Hilda Mary Whiting, 3, born Ipswich.

 

George’s father, Arthur Whiting died in 1909, Ipswich. His mother, Elizabeth Whiting, died in 1915, Ipswich.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Florence E. Whiting – sister.

George is also remembered on the Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Orwell Works, war memorial. Now sited at The Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket, Suffolk.

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During an exhibition of May 2015 Whiting family members arrived with his medals and watch given to him for his bravery.

whiting 1

 

whiting 2

 

whiting familyA very proud family

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