GEORGE MILLER PAGE

Born: 1893, Wherstead, Suffolk.

Died: 9th April 1915; age:22; Died as a German Prisoner of War at Hainin.

In September 1914, Alfred and Eleanor Page received the news from the War Office that their only son, Corporal George Miller Page, of the 2nd Suffolks, had been killed in action on the 23rd August 1914, at Mons, aged 20.

Evening Star – Monday, 22nd February 1915 – “THIS MY SON WAS DEAD, AND IS ALIVE AGAIN.Mr. and Mrs. Page, of Pearce Road, Ipswich, have received the gratifying news that their son, Corporal Page, of the Suffolk Regiment, reported killed at the battle of Mons, on the 22nd August 1914, is now alive and a prisoner in Germany, having been twice wounded.

Residence: 21, Pearce Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Bolt & Rivett Driller – Iron Foundry.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 30th August 1911.

Date of Entry Therein: 15th August 1914.

 

Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 8302

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.

 

Grave Reference:

I.A.14.

Hautrage Military Cemetery,

Hainaut,

Belgium.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   8, White Elm Street, Ipswich.

 

George was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred Page, 44, a Railway Engine Driver, born Newbourn, Suffolk.

Eleanor Ann Page (nee Miller), 40, born Devonport, Devonshire.

Violet Annie Page, 9, born Ipswich.

Florence A. Page, 5, born Ipswich.

Edith Rose Page, 2, born Ipswich.

Ethel Maud Page, 7 months, born Ipswich.

 

1911   Depot Suffolk Regiment, Out Risbygate, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

 

George was 17 years old, a Soldier ranked Private for the 3rd Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment – Occupation – Bolt & Rivett Driller – Iron Foundry.

 

George’s sister, Ada Constance Page, born 1889, Ipswich – died 1899, Devonport, Devonshire.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Alfred Miller – father.

COURT APPEARANCE

East Anglian Daily Times27th November 1908 – SOILING A SHELTERAt the Ipswich Police Court, Percy Abbott, and Albert Berry, of Fore Hamlet; Frederick Bugg, of Cavendish Street; and George Page of White Elm Street; were before the Mayor (F.C. Ward, Esq.), S.R. Anness, Esq., W.O. White, Esq., W. Alexander, Esq., and R.D. Fraser, Esq., charged with soiling a shelter in Alexandra Park. Mr. A. Moffat prosecuted, and Partridge (the Park-keeper) stated that the boys were throwing grass and mud at the shelter, some of them attacking and some of them defending. They all ran away on seeing him, and he gave chase and captured George Page, who, however, gave a wrong name and address. The other boys subsequently gave themselves up. The boys were fined 2s. 6d. each – George was charged 5s.

 

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