Image from 1915 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.
Born: 1879, Ipswich.
Died: 5th October 1915; KiA.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Date of Entry Therein: 30th May 1915 – France.
Served in the South African Campaign, he being then in the 2nd Battalion Manchester Regiment.
Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 12347
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.
Pas de Calais,
Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Florence May Pizey, of 46, Rope Walk, Ipswich.
1881 Peck Square, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.
George was a year old and living with his parents & siblings.
Thomas Pizey, 23, a Labourer, born Ipswich.
Elizabeth Pizey (nee Gowing), 29, born Ipswich.
Thomas Pizey, 10, born Ipswich.
Martha Pizey, 7, born Ipswich.
Ada Elizabeth Pizey, 3, born Ipswich.
1891 Siloam Place, Ipswich.
George was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Thomas, 39, a Labourer – Manure Works.
Thomas, 19, a Quay Labourer.
James Pizey, 9, born Ipswich.
William Pizey, 8, born Ipswich.
Louisa Pizey, 5, born Ipswich.
Joseph Pizey, 3, born Ipswich.
Sarah Pizey, 14 months, born Ipswich.
1911 12, Siloam Place, Duke Street, Ipswich.
George was 30 years old, a Quay Labourer. He was married and Head of the Household.
Florence, 29, a Rug Sorter.
Frederick Maplestone, 9.
In 1905, Ipswich, George married Florence May Maplestone, born 1879, Ipswich. They had 6 children:
Frederick William Maplestone, born 1903, Ipswich.
Florence May Pizey, born 1905, Ipswich – died 1915, Ipswich.
Edith Maud Pizey, born 1907, Ipswich.
George Edward Pizey, born 1909, Ipswich – died 1915, Ipswich.
Albert E. Pizey, born 1912, Ipswich – died 1914, Ipswich.
Alice M. Pizey, born 1915, Ipswich.
George’s step son, Frederick William Maplestone lost his life during the Second World War. He died as a PoW on the 20th September 1943, aged 40. He was ranked a Lance Corporal, service number 5836533, of the 5th Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment. He was laid to rest at Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand.
A family note:
On the 1891 census Sarah Pizey was my grand mother. She married William Alderton in 1910. It is same William mentioned in this newspaper report. William was born out of wedlock and his surname was Alderton as his parents, Moses and Alice Hanks, got married when William was a year old. Sarah spent over a year in hospital in 1901 as she was badly burnt on the stomach. William and Sarah went on to have twelve children between 1910 and 1934. Sarah did not have any contact with her parents when she married and the address given for her on the marriage certificate is the same as the groom William. Not a lot in known about the Pizey family as any of the twelve children never met them.
Mrs. E. Pizey, of No. 8, Hill Cottages, Duke Street, Ipswich, has every reason to feel proud of her contribution to her country’s service, she having five sons serving in His Majesty’s forces. The names of the sons and their regiments are Pte. G. Pizey, 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, now at the Front; Driver J. Pizey, A.S.C., at the Front; Driver W. Pizey, A.S.C., at the Front; Pte. Joseph Pizey, 1st Suffolk Regiment, now a prisoner of war in Germany; Pte. Albert Edward Pizey, of the Welsh Regiment. In addition, Mrs. Pizey has five sons-in-law serving in the army, as well as a grandson, who is out in France wounded. Pte. G. Pizey, the eldest of the five sons, saw active service in the South African Campaign, he being then in the 2nd Battalion Manchester Regiment.
Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion: