Born: 1878, All Saints, Ipswich.

 Died: 4th November 1917; age 39; KiA. Served 1 year & 331 days.

Next of Kin – widow Mrs. Ethel Sadler notified on the 16th November 1917.

 Residence: 19, Lister Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Elementary School Teacher – Borough Council.

 Enlistment Details: Date: 9th December 1915; age 37 years & 11 months; Religion: CofE. Signed up for the Duration of the War. Height: 5 ft 2 ½ ins.


Embarked at Folkstone – 18th July 1917

Disembarked at Boulogne – 18th July 1917


Rank: Private; Service Number: 203257

Regiment: Northamptonshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


 Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Private Arthur ‘Jack’ John Such, service number 23797, of the Northamptonshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion was killed in action alongside George Sadler. Jack Such was 20 years of age, from Northampton, son of the late William Such, a wheelwright, and the late Emily Robina Such (nee Randall). Jack Such was laid to rest next to George Sadler – E.2.


Grave Reference:

E. 1.

Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Cemetery,





Relatives Notified and Address: Eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Sadler, of Ipswich; husband of Ethel May Sadler, of “Clovelly,” 19, Lister Road, Ipswich.




1881    2, Hampton Road, Ipswich.


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

Alfred Ernest Sadler, 29, a Carpenter & Joiner; born Brightlingsea, Essex.

Emma Sadler (nee Howard), 28; born Knodishall, Suffolk.

Charles Edmund Sadler, 1, born Ipswich.


1891   61, Hampton Road, Ipswich.


George was  13 years old and living with his parents

Alfred, 39, a Foreman Carpenter

Emma, 38.

Charles, 11.

Alfred Ernest Sadler, 9, born Ipswich.

Herbert Howard Sadler, 7, born Ipswich.

Arthur Harold Sadler, 4, born Ipswich.

Stanley Thomas Sadler, 2, born Ipswich.


 1901   61, Richmond Road, Ipswich.


George was 23 years old, and a Schoolmaster. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred, 49, a Builder and employer.

Emma, 48.

Alfred, 19, a Carpenter.

Herbert, 17, a Tailor at home.

Arthur, 14, a Plumber.

Stanley, 12.

Olive Emma Sadler, 5, born Ipswich.

1 servant.


1911   27, All Saints Road, Ipswich.


George was 33 years old, an Elementary School Teacher – Borough Council. He was married and Head of the Household.

Ethel May Sadler, 31.

Cyril, 6.


On the 2nd June 1903, at St Mary Stoke, Ipswich, George Arthur Sadler married Ethel May Allen, born 1879, Ipswich – youngest daughter of William Stephen Allen, a railway engine driver and Ellen Amelia Allen (nee Gallifant), of 113, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.

 Ethel and George had one son:

Cyril George Allen Sadler, born 1904, Ipswich.


Mrs. Ethel M. Sadler received her late husband’s British War & Victory medals on the 16th January 1922.


Probate to Ethel May Sadler – widow.


Soldiers’ Effects to Ethel M. Sadler – widow.


George is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich and on the war memorial under Education at the Town Hall, Ipswich.


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 Northamptonshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion





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