Image from 1915 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1885, Ipswich.

Died on or since death presumed: 15th September 1914; age 29; Reported missing after the fighting at Vailly.

Employed: at Orwell Works, Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 27th August 1914.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 8817

Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Grave Memorial:

La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial,

Seine et Marne,





1891   Southampton Cottages, Tovello Road, Ipswich.


George was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James Scarlett, a Sorter – Ready Made Clothing Warehouse, born Tuddenham St. Martin, Suffolk.

Ann Scarlett (nee Flude), 32, born Tuddenham St. Martin.

James William Scarlett, 10, born Ipswich.

Alice Maud Scarlett, 8, born Ipswich.

Albert Edward Scarlett, 4, born Ipswich.

Florence Elizabeth Scarlett, 1, born Ipswich.


1901   84, Upland Road, Ipswich.


George was 16 years old, an Errand Boy. He was living with his parents & siblings.

James, 43, a Clothing Warehouseman.

Ann, 43.

James, 20, a Bricklayer’s Labourer.

Albert, 14, a Gardener’s Assistant.

Florence, 11.

Herbert Walter Scarlett, 8, born Ipswich.

Elsie May Scarlett, 3, born Ipswich.

Charles Robert Scarlett, 9 months, born Ipswich.


1911   South Africa.


George was 26 years old, a Soldier ranked Private in the 1st Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers.


In 1914, Ipswich, George married Beatrice Mary Elizabeth Eley, born 1886, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Beatrice M. Scarlett – widow.


George is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies, St. John the Baptist church memorial Ipswich. Bethesda Baptist Church, St. Margaret’s Plain, Ipswich.

Image from 1915 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.

The above are the portraits of Mr. James Scarlett, who is in charge of the St. John Ambulance Station in Samuel Road. Ipswich. Prior to taking up his present appointment Mr. Scarlett was employed at the firm of Messrs. Fraser and Co., wholesale clothiers, Orchard Street. He was for 29 years a member of the old Suffolk Volunteers, attaining to the rank of sergeant, and upon the institution of the Territorial system served two years under the new conditions. He holds the Long Service and Coronation Medals. Seated on the left is Sergeant J.W. Scarlett, of the 4th Suffolks who went out to France with the Battalion, and was wounded near Ypres, and is now in Ipswich acting as drill instructor. Inset is the second son, Private Geo. Scarlett, Royal Scots Fusiliers, who was killed in action in France, in September 1914. Standing on the right of the photograph is Sergeant A.E. Scarlett, also of the 4th Suffolks, who was wounded at Neuve Chapelle, and is now acting as recruiting sergeant. Private Herbert, of the Army Flying Corps, is now stationed at Farnborough. Before joining the Flying Corps he was a drummer in the 2nd Essex, and whilst serving with that regiment was wounded at the Aisne.


Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1st Battalion







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