image from 1918 Chronical newspaper


Born: 1890, Ipswich.

Died: 29th April 1918; age: 27; Died of Wounds at 10 General Hospital, Rouen.

Employed as an Assistant at Messrs. W. Bennett and Son’s, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Croydon, Surrey.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 202747

Regiment: Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1st Battalion.

Formerly 799, Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Grave Reference:


St. Sever Cemetery Extension,






1891   35, Beck Street, Ipswich.


George was 7 months old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Thomas gardner, 32, a Shoeing Smith, born Freston.

Lavinia Elizabeth Gardner (nee Mayhew), 29, born Harkstead, Suffolk.

Ellen Jane Gardner, 8, born Ipswich.

William Thomas Gardner, 4, born Ipswich.


1901   35, Beck Street, Ipswich.


George was 10 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William, 42, Shoeing Smith.

Lavinia, 39.

Ellen, 18.

William, 14, a Porter – Wine Merchant.

Robert Charles Gardner, 7, born Ipswich.


1911   35, Beck Street, Ipswich.


George was 20 years old, a Grocer’s Assistant. He was living with his widowed mother.

Lavinia, 49.

1 boarder.


George’s father, William Thomas Gardner, died 1908, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Lavinia E. Gardner – mother, Ellen Hayward – sister, Chrales R. Gardner, Pte. 206178 – brother & Lily Gardner.


Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1st Battalion:

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