Born: 1879, Westerfield, Suffolk.

Died: 12th March 1915; age 34; KiA – Battle of Neuve Chapelle, France.

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

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 2054

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:

  1. E. 4.

Guards Cemetery,

Windy Corner,


Pas de Calais.





1881   Westerfield, Suffolk.


George was a year old and living with his parents & siblings

Frederick Cobb, 40, a Police Constable, born Scole, Norfolk.

Christiana Cobb (nee Cooper), 41, born Billingford, Norfolk.

Frederick Cobb, 13, born Ipswich.

Thomas James Cobb, 11, born Ipswich.

Albert Cobb, 9, born Ipswich.

Christina Cobb, 7, born Westerfield, Suffolk.

Ernest Cobb, 4, born Westerfield.



1891   4, Suffolk Road, Ipswich.


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

Frederick, 47, a Police Constable.

Christiana, 48, a Tailoress – own account.

Albert, 19, a Shepherd on a Farm.

Christina, 17.

Ernest, 14, an Agricultural Labourer.

Charles Cobb, 6, born Westerfield.

Maude, 4, born Westerfield.


1901   61, Norfolk Road, Ipswich.


George was 22 and a Labourer – Iron Foundry. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Frederick, 58, a retired Police Constable.

Christiana, 60.

Ernest, 24, a Foundry Worker.

Maude, 14.


1911   61, Norfolk Road, Ipswich.


George was 31 and a Painter – Agricultural Works. He was living with his parents & brother.

Frederick, 68, a Police pensioner.

Christiana, 69.

Charles, 27, a Police Officer.


Soldiers’ Effects to Mrs. Maude Rayner – sister.


George is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich and the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich.


 Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment


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