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.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 28 to 30 and 162 to 162A and 163A.

Tyne Cot Memorial,






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.

Mary, 43.


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



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