Born: 1880, Ipswich.

Died: 5th October 1915; age 35; KiA – Gallipoli

Enlistment Location: Stratford, Essex.

Date of Entry Therein: 26th September 1915 – Balkans.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 5520

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Pink Farm Cemetery,


Turkey (including Gallipoli).




1881   10, Little Whip Street, Ipswich.


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

James Filby, 60, a Grocer – unemployed, born Elsing, Norfolk.

Elizabeth Filby (nee Hambling), 43, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Blanche Hambling, 18, a Machinist – Stay, born Ipswich.

James Charles Filby, 16, a Clerk – Telegraph, born Ipswich.

Alice Emma Filby, 13, born Ipswich.

Alfred James Filby, 11, born Ipswich.

Emily Maud Filby, 9, born Ipswich – died 1882, Ipswich.

Amelia Eliza Filby, 7, born Ipswich.

Robert James Filby, 4, born Ipswich.


1891   26, Bridge Street, Ipswich.


George was 11 years old and living with his widowed mother, siblings & niece & nephews.

Elizabeth, 53, a Grocer – own account.

Elizabeth, 28, a Machinist – Stay – Dress.

Alice, 23, a Silk – Stay – Dress.

Alfred, 22, a Fireman – Steam Ship.

Amelia, 16, a Silk – Stay- Dress.

Robert, 13.

Bertie Carter, 2, born Norwich, Norfolk.

Florence E. Hambling, 10 months, born Ipswich.

Arthur H. Carter, 4 months, born Ipswich.


1911   5, Portman Road, Ipswich.


George was 31 years old, a Tramway Cleaner – Borough Council. He was married & Head of the Household.

Florence, 23.

Edith, 2.

Edith’s cousin – Annie Amy Ransom, 36, a Shop Assistant, born Ipswich.


George’s father, James Filby, died September 1890, Ipswich. His mother, Elizabeth Filby, died October 1891, Ipswich.


In 1908, Ipswich, George married Florence Amy Ranson, born November 1887, Ipswich.

They had 5 children:

Edith May Filby, born May 1909, Ipswich.

Frederick William Filby, born 1910, Ipswich – died 1911, Ipswich.

Stanley James Filby, born December 1911, Ipswich.

Reginald Charles Filby, born August 1913, Ipswich.

Gladys Amy Filby, born October 1915, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Florence Amy Field – widow.


George is also remembered on the war memorial under Transport at the Town Hall, Ipswich and at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich.


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Essex Regiment, 1st Battalion:






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