image from the Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury – 1918


Born: 1899, Ipswich.

Died: 12th September 1918; age 19; Died of Wounds. Served 11 months.

Residence: 26, Coronation Road, Ipswich.

Before George was 16 he joined the 4th Suffolk’s as a bugler, and served just over a year. He was then a Mate on the barge, ‘Stower,’ of Ipswich, and re-joined the colours when he was 18 years old.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 47591.

Regiment: Kings Royal Rifle Corps, 13th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Ribecourt Road Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John Walter & Harriett Halls, of 26, Coronation Road, St. John’s, Ipswich.





1901   11, Parliament Road, Ipswich.


George was a year old and living with his parents 7 siblings.

John Walter Halls, 26, a Stoker Stationary Engine, born Ipswich.

Harriett Halls (nee Woods), 24, born Ipswich.

Florence Bessie Halls, 4, born Ipswich.

John Walter Halls, 3, born Ipswich.

Harriett Elizabeth Halls, 2, born Ipswich.


1911   26, Coronation Road, Ipswich.


George was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John, 36, a Steam Barge Driver – Chemical.

Harriett, 34.

Florence, 14, a Day Girl – Domestic.

John, 13. an Errand Boy – Flour Mill.

Harriett, 12.

Helen Emma halls, 10, born Ipswich.

Charles Edward Alfred Halls, 8, born Ipswich.

Elsie Bertha Halls, 6, born Ipswich.

Violet May Halls, 1, born Ipswich.

Daniel Sylvester Halls, 3 months, born Ipswich.


George was a member of the Boy Scouts and the St. John’s section of the Church Lads’ Brigade.


Soldiers’ Effects to Harriet Halls – mother.


George is also remembered on the war memorial at St. John the Baptist Church, Ipswich.


Kings Royal Rifle Corps, 13th Battalion:

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