image from 1917 Chronicle 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.


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

Royal Fusiliers, London Regiment, 2nd Battalion:

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