image from 1918 Suffolk Chronicle  & Mercury newspaper


Born: 1893, Ipswich.

Died between: 18th – 23rd September 1918; age 25; KiA.

Residence: 5, Suffolk Road, Ipswich.

Employed: at Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies’ plough works.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of entry Therein: 8th November 1914.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 202670

Regiment: Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1st Battalion.

Formerly 1170, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


The body was found and exhumed in August 1919, identified by a cross on the grave and reburied at Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery.


Grave Reference:

  1. D. 6.

Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery,






1901   32, St. Margaret’s Street, Ipswich, Suffolk.


George was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Thomas Stocking Edwards, 46, a Brewery Night Watchman, born Onehouse, Suffolk.

Harriet Edwards (nee Todd), 48, born Ipswich.

Florence Adelaide Edwards, 15, born Ipswich.

Harriet Gertrude Edwards, 13, born Ipswich.

Albert Victor Edwards, 11, born 11, born Ipswich.

Eliza Esther Edwards, 9, born Ipswich.


1911   5, Suffolk Road, Ipswich.


George was 18 years old, a Foundry Grinder at an Agricultural Iron foundry. He was living with his father & sisters.

Thomas, 56, widower, a Brewery Labourer.

Florence, 25 a Packer.

Harriet, 23, a Boot Machinist at a factory.

Eliza, 20, Help at Home.


George’s mother, Harriet Edwards died 31st July 1905, at 32, St. Margaret’s Street, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Thomas S. Edwards – father.


George is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich and also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich.


Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1st Battalion:

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