image from 1918 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper


Born: 1899, Ipswich.

Died on this date or shortly after: 12th September 1918; age 19; Died of Wounds. Served eleven 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.


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 is also remembered on St. John the Baptist church Ipswich WW1 Memorial

Kings Royal Rifle Corps, 13th Battalion:

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