Photographs courtesy of John Casey


Born: 30th May-1872, 2, Baker Street, Ipswich.

Baptised: 29th February 1880, St. Mary at the Quay, Ipswich.

Died: 8th July 1916; age 44; died Stricture of the Urethra, at the East Suffolk Ipswich Hospital, Anglesea Road, Ipswich.

Residence: 13, Bank Road, Ipswich.

Employed: as a Bricklayer with Mr. Gardiner, Builder, of Darwin Road, Ipswich.


Went to France with his battalion in November, 1914. Returned home January, 1916. Went back to France March 1916, when he got his discharge.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 4

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,IMG_6717






1881  Weybridge Square, Colchester, Essex.


George was 9 years old and an orphan.

Alfred Hubbard, 28, a widower, a Bricklayer, born Fordham, Essex.

Housekeeper – Maria Carey, 31, the Tailoress, born Ipswich.


1891   9, Star Lane, Ipswich.


George was 18 years old, a Labourer. He was living at the home of his widowed maternal grandmother + cousin.

Hannah Pope, 70, born Bacton, Suffolk.

Jemina Pope, 16, born Ipswich.


1901   3, Bank Road, Ipswich.


George was 28 years old, a Builder’s Wood Sawyer. He was married and Head of the Household.

Alice, 29.

Dorothy, 7.

William, 5.

Cyril, 3.

Hilda, 1.


1911   13, Bank Road, Ipswich.


George was 38 years old, a Bricklayer – Contractor. He was Head of the Household.

Alice, 39.

Dorothy, 17, a Stay Maker – Stay Factory.

William, 15, a Foundry Assistant – Smith Shop.

Cyril, 13.

Hilda, 11.

Walter, 9.

Robert, 6.

Annie, 5.

Daisy, 3.

Herbert, 10 months.


On the 24th December 1893, at St. John’s Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich, George married Alice Gillings, born 25th December 1871, 3, Alfred Street, Ipswich.

Alice and George had eleven children:

Dorothy Mary Ann Stannard, born June 1894, Ipswich.

William George Stannard, born March 1896, Ipswich.

Cyril James Stannard, born January 1898, Ipswich.

Hilda Minny Stannard, born January 1900, born Ipswich.

Walter George Stannard, born March 1902, Ipswich.

Robert Murton Stannard, born September 1904, Ipswich.

Annie Ethel Stannard, born February 1906, Ipswich.

Evelyn Iris Stannard, born April 1908, Ipswich.

Herbert John Stannard, born June 1910, Ipswich.

George Arthur Stannard, born February 1912, born Ipswich.

Hugh H. Stannard, born March 1914, Ipswich – died September 1914, Ipswich.


George’s father was Samuel Stannard, born 1844, Kesgrave, Suffolk – died 1880, Ipswich. His mother was Mary Anne Stannard (nee Pope), born May 1849, 16, Milner Street, Ipswich – died 1879 Bacton, Suffolk.



The remains of Sergt. George Stannard who died in the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital on July 8th, was interred last Friday in the Ipswich Cemetery. The deceased, who was a sergeant in the 1/4th Suffolks, went to France with his battalion in November 1914. He came home in January last and returned to the front in March when he got his discharge. In ordinary life, he was employed by Mr. Gardiner, a builder, of Darwin Road. He was only 44 years of age and left a widow and six sons and four daughters.

In addition to the relatives and friends, the coffin was followed to the grave by Major F.W. Turner, T.D., Major Morey, Company Sergt.-Major Keeble, Company Sergt.-Major White, Sergt.-Drummer Gardiner, Band Sergt. Fenner, Sergt. Pretty, Smith, Leverett, Scarlett, Clarke, Southgate, Thompson, Sterry, Pioneer-Sergt. Turner, and Sergt. Butcher, in charge of a party from the administrative centre of the 4th Suffolks. Wreaths were sent by Mr. and Mrs. Clifford, Mrs. Wilding and family, Mr. and Mrs. Woods, Mrs. Read and daughter, Arthur and Emma and family, Mr. and Mrs. Bennett, Bill and Skit, Hilda, Val and Dorrie. Major F.W. Turner, T.D., officers and N.C.O.s of the 1/4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment.

image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.

Deceased’s fellow Sergeants Carrying the Coffin. Insert Sergt. Stannard.

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