Born: 4th January 1891, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand.
Died: 10th May 1915; age 23; KiA – Battle of Hill 60, Festubert. Served 253 days.
Residence: Ely, Cambridgeshire
Occupation: an Iron Monger – Messrs. Peck, of High Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire.
Enlistment Details: Location: Marylebone, Middlesex; Date: 29th August 1914; Age: 23 years & 7 months; Next of Kin: mother – Christina Ling – 252, Spring Road, Ipswich; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 5 1/4ins, fresh complexion, blue eyes & fair hair.
Date of Entry Therein: 13th December 1914 – France.
Rank: Rifleman; Service Number; Y/211
Regiment: King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 4th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.
Panel 51 & 53.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr W. & Mrs C.M. Ling.
1901 6, Neale Street, Ipswich.
George was 10 years old and living with his widowed mother & brothers.
Christina Morrison Ling (nee Mitchell), 35, Living on own Means, born Broad Street, Alloa, Clackmannan, Scotland.
William Morrison Ling, 11, born Mt. Edan, Auckland, New Zealand.
Frederick Page Ling, 7, born Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand.
1911 5, Chapel Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire.
George was 20 years old, an Ironmonger’s Assistant. He was a Boarder at the home of 58 year old, widow, Mahala Fenn, a Dressmaker – own account.
George’s father was William Page Ling, born 1861, 3, Milson Street, Bath, Somerset. Died June 1896, 61, Marion Street, Newtown, St. Peter’s, Sydney, Australia.
George attended, Ipswich Municipal Secondary School.
On the 3rd March 1919, George’s family received his 1915 Star.
On the 10th April 1921, George’s Victory & British War medals arrived at the family home.
George’s personal property returned to his family included:
4 letters, a small token, a medical card, Kitchener’s letter and a copy of his attestation.
Soldiers’ Effects to Christina M. Ling – mother.
George is also remembered on St. John the Baptist church Ipswich WW1 Memorial.
King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 4th Battalion: