Ipswich War Memorial and Cenotaph

Born: 21st May 1899, 19, Ernest Street, Ipswich.

Died: 9th November 1919; age 20; Died of Wounds – Gun shot wound to the thigh & elbow. Served 2 years & 18 days.

Residence: 19, Ernest Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: Machine driller.

Enlistment Details: Location; Ipswich; Date: 18th June 1917; Age: 18 years & 28 days; Occupation: Machine Driller.

Wounded: 15th June 1918 – Gun Shot Wound to the Thigh & Elbow.

Offences: 16th October 1918 – Answering back during fire picquet – 3 days C.B.

19th October 1918 – Improperly dressed on inspection of fire picquet – 3 days C.B.

30th December 1918 When on active service absent off Christmas leave from 23.50 until 07.25.

Discharged: 5th July 1919 from Catterick Hospital – to 19, Ernest Street, Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 59966

Regiment: York & Lancaster Regiment, 16th Battalion.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs A. Bays, of 19, Ernest Street, Ipswich.



1901   19, Ernest Street, Ipswich.


George was a year old and living with his parents & paternal grandfather.

George Samuel Bays, 38, a General Labourer, born Church Lane, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Alice Harriett Bays (nee Cook), 36, born Waterloo Street, Ipswich.

James Cook, 60, a widow, a Carman, born Ewarton, Suffolk.


1911   4, Beaconsfield Road, Ipswich.


George was 11 years old and living with his parents & paternal grandfather.

George, 47, a Labourer – Ransome Sims & Jefferies.

Alice, 46.

James, 71, a Plough Fitter – Ransome Sims & Jefferies.


George signed to receive the King’s certificate – 24th September 1919. He signed received ‘with thanks’ for his Silver War Badge – 1st January 1919.


York & Lancaster Regiment, 16th Battalion:

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