image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1894, Ipswich.

Died: 16th May 1917; age 22; KiA.

Employed for 4 years at the Orwell Works, Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914 – France.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 41120

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 8th Battalion.

Formerly 1399, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:

Bay 4.

Arras Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified: Son of Mrs E. Wilding, of 23, Albion Street, Ipswich.




1901   47, Albion Street, Ipswich.


George was 6 years old and living with his parents, siblings & maternal grandmother..

Arthur William Wilding, 35, a Quay Labourer, born Ipswich.

Emma Wilding (nee Green), 29, born Ipswich.

Arthur William Wilding, 9, born Ipswich.

Julia Emma Wilding, 4, born Ipswich.

Albert Baden Wilding, 10 months, born Ipswich.

Emma Green, 58, an Almond Picker – Factory, born Ipswich.


1911   23, Albion Street, Ipswich.


George was 16 years old, an Iron Moulder. He was living with his widowed mother, siblings & grandmother.

Emma, 38, a Charwoman.

Arthur, 19, a Hotel Barman.

Julia, 14, a Sewing Machinist – Stay Making.

Albert, 10.

Emma Green, 68, the Housekeeper.

1 boarder.

George’s father, Arthur Wiles died, 1903, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Emma Wilding – mother.


George is also remembered on Holy Trinity church Ipswich, the Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Orwell Works, war memorial. Now sited at The Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Suffolk Regiment, 8th Battalion

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements


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