image from 1918 Suffolk Chronical & Mercury newspaper


Born: 1890, Ipswich.

Died: 29th April 1918; age: 27; Died of Wounds at No. 10 General Hospital, Rouen.

Residence: 35, Beck Street, Ipswich.

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.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


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, a 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 September 1908, Ipswich Hospital, of 35, Beck Street, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Lavinia E. Gardner – mother, Ellen Hayward (husband of Ernest William Hayward) – sister, Charles R. Gardner, Pte. 206178 – brother & Lily Gardner (nee Mattin) – sister-in-law.


Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1st Battalion:


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