GEORGE RICHARD QUINTON

George is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.

Born: 1897, Ipswich.

Died: 5th October 1917; age: 20; Died of Wounds at No. 11 Casualty Clearing Station.

Believed to of been wounded at the Battle of Broodseinde.

Residence: Little Bealings, Suffolk.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Moved out to France and joined 21st Division, 4 March 1916.

 

Rank: Lance Sergeant; Service Number: 8239.

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 64th Brigade. 

Formerly 8974, Suffolk Regiment.

 

 

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War + Distinguished Conduct Medal. DCM. Awarded: 1st January 1917.

Gazette 13/02/1917 For conspicuous gallantry in action. He showed great determination in carrying messages under fire, and leading up ration and ammunition parties. Ranked private at the time of his award. 

 

Grave Reference:

I.L.41.

Godewaersvelde British Cemetery,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George & Laura Quinton, of Little Bealings, Suffolk.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   3, Levington Road, Ipswich.

George was 3 years old and living with his parents, sister and step brother.

George James Alfred Quinton, 31, a Railway Porter, born Tuddenham, Suffolk.

Laura Harriet Quinton (1st marriage Carter(nee Smith)), 38, born Framlingham, Suffolk.

Ernest Albert Carter, 13, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Evelyn Rose Quinton, 5, born Ipswich.

1 boarder.

 

1911   Little Bealings, Suffolk.

George was 13 years old and living with his widowed father and sister.

George, 41, a Railway Signalman.

Evelyn, 15, Keeping Father’s House – died 1915, Little Bealings.

George’s mother, Laura Quinton died 1911, Little Bealings.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to George J.A. Quinton – father.

 

George is remembered on the war memorial at All Saint’s Churchyard, Little Bealings. George is also commemorated on his mother Laura and sister Evelyn’s headstone at All Saint’s Church.

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