GEORGE EDWARD LAUGHLIN

Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.

 

Born: October 1887, Bramford, Suffolk.

Died: 19th September 1919; age: 32. Served 2 years & 205 days.

Residence: 4, Mumford Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: General Fitter.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 29th November 1915; Age: 28 years & 1 month. Signed up for the Duration of the War. Height: 5ft 11ins, fair complexion, grey eyes & light brown hair.

Service:

Home: 29th Febraury 1916 – 1st December 1916

Joined 8th Battalion – 11th December 1916

Embarked: Folkstone – 1st December 1916

France: 2nd December 1916 – 24th October 1917

Home: 25th October 1917 – 21st June 1918.

 

Wounded: 12th October 1917 at Passchendaele – Gun Shot Wound to the head. Sent to the 12th Casualty Clearing Station for 10 days. Then on to the Australian General Hospital at Boulogne for 2 days. From the 25th October 1917, George was at the 4th London General Hospital R.A.M.C., Denmark Hill, S.E., he had a few days in Fairlawn Auxiliary Military Hospital, Forest Hill before moving back to the London General Hospital at Denmark Hill until the 21st February – 119 days.

Posted 4th March 1918 – 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.

Discharged – 21st June 1918; age 30 years & 8 months – residence: 4, Mumford Road, Ipswich. Disability – Gun Shot Wound to the head. There is a small circular depression of the face situated 1 1/2ins above the tip of the left ear. He now has a stammerin his speech, and occassional headaches – attributed to Active Service.

Character – steady & sober.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 24856.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 8th Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War + Silver War Badge.

 

Grave Reference:

BA.2.83.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   Whitton Street, Whitton-cum-Thurleston, Suffolk.

 

George was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Arthur Laughlin, 40, a Chemical Factory Labourer, born Ipswich.

Mary Ann Laughlin (nee Mills), 38, a Charwoman, born Helmingham, Suffolk.

Edgar Arthur Laughlin, 13, born Bramford, Suffolk.

Florence Hannah Laughlin, 10, born Bramford.

Adelaide Rachel Laughlin, 8, born Bramford.

Lily Laughlin, 5, born Bramford.

Annie Laughlin, 1, born Whitton.

 

1901   2, Mumford Road, Ipswich.

 

George was 13 years old and living with his widowed father & siblings.

Arthur, 50, a Bricklayer’s Labourer.

Edgar, 23, a Bricklayer’s Labourer.

Adelaide, 17.

Annie, 10.

Rebecca Jane Laughlin, 9, born Ipswich.

 

1911   4, Mumford Road, Ipswich.

 

George was 23 years old, a Bottle Washing Machinist – Mineral Water Factory. He was living with his father, his step mother & step siblings.

Arthur, 60, a Bricklayer’s Labourer – Builder.

Jessie Elizabeth Laughlin (nee Ouzman), 42, born Twickenham, Middlesex.

Percy Leonard Ouzman, 13, born Twickenham.

Rose Laughlin, 4, born Ipswich.

Emily Laughlin, 4, born Ipswich.

 

George’s mother, Mary Ann Laughlin, died 1894, Ipswich.

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