George is remembered on the Great Eastern Railway’s war memorial at Liverpool Street Station, London, and at Middleton-cum-Fordley, Suffolk.
Born: 1894, Middleton, Suffolk.
Died: 11th January 1918; age: 24; KiA.
Residence: Middleton, Suffolk.
Employed: from the 8th February 1915, as a Permanent Way Labourer – Civil Engineering Department, with the Great Eastern Railway, Ipswich.
Enlistment Location: Saxmundham, Suffolk; date: 14th March 1917.
Date of Entry Therein: 17th July 1917.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 57250.
Regiment: Royal Fusiliers, 11th Battalion.
Formerly: Royal Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion – 21481 – 17th July 1917 – 12th August 1917.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Panel 28 to 30 and 162 to 162A and 163A.
1901 Middleton, Suffolk.
George was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Edward George Ling, 34, a Herdsman on a Farm, born Middleton.
Mary Ann Ling (nee Wilson), 33, born Bramfield, Suffolk.
Ellen Ling, 4, born Middleton.
Walter, 1, born Middleton.
1 boarder – Caroline Tuthill, 68, born Blything Union, Suffolk.
1911 Fordley Cottages, by North Green, Middleton, Suffolk.
George was 17 years old, a Farm Labourer – Stockman. He was living with his parents & siblings.
Edward, 44, a Farm Labourer – Horseman.
Lucy Caroline Ling, 6, born Middleton.
Mary Elizabeth Ling, 3, born Middleton.
1 boarder – Caroline Tuthill, 80 – died 1911, Middleton.
Soldiers’ Effects to Edward G. Ling – father.
Extra information courtesy of Keith Barker – Great Eastern Railway Society