Born: 1878, Ipswich.

Died: 13th November 1916; age 38; KiA.

Employed: Phillips & Piper Ltd., Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Date of Entry Therein: 10th October 1914.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 35026

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Formerly 3/7913, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Railway Hollow Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Jessie Makin, of 21, North Hill Road, Ipswich & the late John Day Makin.




1881   11, Freehold Terrace, Ipswich.


George was 3 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

John Day Makin, 38, a Tailor, born Hadleigh, Suffolk.

Jessie Makin (nee Fowler), 31, born Edinburgh, Scotland.

John Alex Makin, 8, born Philadelphia, United States of America.

Harry Makin, 6, born Philadelphia, United States of America.

Walter Randel Makin, 4, born Ipswich.


1891     Seckford Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk.


George was 13 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

John, 48, a Manager of Clothing Factory.

Jessie, 41.

John, 18, a Printer’s Apprentice.

Harry, 16, a Wholesales Clothier’s Clerk.

Walter, 14, a Coachbuilder’s Apprentice.


1901   Denmoss House, 118 – 138, Camden High Street, London.


George was 23 years old, a Furniture Salesman, for 35 year old, Thomas K. Bowman, a House Furnisher.


1911   21, North Hill Road, Ipswich.


George was 33 years old, a Tailor Presser. He was living with his parents.

John, 68, a Tailor.

Jessie, 61.


DENMOSS HOUSE, at No 138 Camden High Street/No 10 Greenland Street is a significant building, dating from 1893, which was a purpose-built furniture store for Bowman Brothers, a family business. It has strong overtones of the Arts and Crafts style, with red brick and stone dressings, Dutch gables, a steep roof, tall chimneys and mosaic inlay above the windows advertising each department.



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