GEORGE JEREMIAH ALDERTON

 

Born: 1879, Ipswich.

Died: 20th November 1916; age 37; KiA.

Residence: 53, Primrose Hill, Chelmsford, Essex.

Occupation: a Printer’s Compositor for Mr. John Dalton, Tindal Street, Chelmsford, Essex.

Enlistment Location: Chelmsford, Essex.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 30633

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 1st Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

The body was later exhumed, identified and reburied.

 

Grave Reference:

XII.F.2.

Guard’s Cemetery,

Lesboeufs,

Somme,

France.

 

CENSUS

 

1881   78, George Street, Ipswich.

 

George was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James Alderton, 36, a Coach Body Builder, born Ipswich.

Jane Alderton (nee Howgego), 32, a Machinist, born Ipswich.

Ernest William Alderton, 12, born Ipswich.

William James Alderton, 11, born Ipswich.

Jessie Elizabeth Alderton, 4, born Ipswich.

 

1891   St. John’s Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk.

 

George was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James, 46, a Coach Body Builder.

Jane, 43.

Jessie, 14, a Dressmaker Apprentice.

Edward Alderton, 8, born Ipswich.

 

1901   50, Hampton Road, Ipswich.

 

George was 22 years old, a Printer’s Compositor. He was living with his brother Ernest, sister-in-law Emma & 5 year old niece Annie.

 

1911   53, Primrose Hill, Chelmsford, Essex.

 

George was 32 years old, a Printer’s Compositor. He was married and Head of the Household.

Elizabeth, 27.

Nancy, 1.

 

On the 27th January 1909, at St. Andrew’s Church, Hatfield Peveral, Essex, George married Elizabeth Gilder, born April 1883, Hatfield Peverel, Essex.

They had 2 daughters:

Nancy Maud Alderton, born October 1909, Chelmsford, Essex.

Jessie Alice Gilder Alderton, born January 1916, Chelmsford, Essex.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Elizabeth Alderton – widow.

 

George is also remembered on the war memorial at Chelmsford Civic Centre and at Chelmsford Cathedral, New Street, Chelmsford, Essex.

 

THE ESSEX REGIMENT 1st Battalion:

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