image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper


Born: 1889, Ipswich.

Died: 2nd March 1917; age: 28; Died of Wounds.

Residence: 12, Eagle Street, Ipswich.

Employed: as manager of the branch shop of the British & Argentine Meat Company, at 44, Westgate Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: G/42241.

Regiment: Royal Fusiliers, London Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 8C.

Thiepval Memorial,







1891   17, Station Street, Ipswich.


George was a year old and living with his parents, brothers & paternal grandmother.

James Fitch, 37, a Labourer – Foundry, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Frances Fitch (nee Mitchell), 43, born Pimlico, Middlesex.

Francis Edwin Fitch, 9, born Ipswich.

William James Fitch, 6, born Ipswich.

Mary Ann Mitchell, 82, a widow, born Canterbury, Kent.


1901   17, Station Street, Ipswich.


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

James, 48, a Skillful Labourer – Iron Foundry.

Frances, 53.

Francis, 19, a Cigar maker.

William, 17, a Railway Pipeline Cleaner.

Elizabeth Mary Fitch, 16, born Ipswich.

Charles Walter Fitch, 8, born Ipswich.

Ethel May Fitch, 8, born Ipswich.


1911   George was 21 years old, a Butcher. He was living with his parents, brothers & cousin – who was now adopted by George’s parents.


James, 57, an Iron Borer – Engineer Foundry.

Frances, 63.

William, 27, a Platelayer.

Walter, 18, a Butcher.

Ethel, 18, Help at Home.

In 1915, Ipswich, George married Emma Daisy Lenora Cook, born 1891, Burma. Father John Henry Joseph Cook killed in action during WW1.


Soldiers’ Effects to Emma D.L. Fitch – widow.


George is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary at Stoke Church, Ipswich.


Royal Fusiliers, London Regiment, 2nd Battalion:


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