GEORGE SMITH

Laid to rest the the Field of Honour.

 

Born: 1877, East Bergholt, Suffolk.

Died: 11th May 1919; age: 42; Drowned in the River Orwell, Ipswich. Served 4 years & 152 days.

Residence: 33, Vernon Street, Stoke, Ipswich.

Occupation: Farm Labourer.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 10th November 1914; age: 37 years & 11 months. Signed up for the Duration of the War. Height: 5ft & 7ins.

Joined at Colchester, Essex.

Date of Entry Therein: 25th July 1915 – France.

 

Service:

Home: 10th November 1914 – 24th July 1915

France: 25th July 1915 – 15th July 1916

Home: 16th July 1916 – 15th August 1916

France: 16th August 1916 – 26th October 1916

Home: 27th October 1916 – 10th April 1919 – discharged.

 

Discharged a Private – 588494 – 389th Home Service Coy Labour Corps from Shorncliffe Military Hospital, Kent. 60% disability due to Active Service – gun shot wound to the right side of abdomen – not permanent. Entitled to Silver War Badge & King’s Certificate.

Character – Very Good.

Weekly pension – 16/6 from 19th April 1919 to be reviewed in 39 weeks.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 15978.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 8th Battalion.

Transferred to (588494) 389th Home Service Coy Labour Corps.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star + Silver War Badge.

 

Grave Reference:

BA.2.97.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1881   Cattawade Street, Brantham, Suffolk.

 

George was 4 years old and living with his parents.

George Thomas Smith, 30, an Agricultural Labourer, born East Bergholt, Suffolk.

Ellen Smith, 33, born Rushmere St. Andrew, Suffolk.

 

1891   Cattawade Street, Brantham, Suffolk.

 

George was 14 years old, an Agricultural Labourer. He was living with his parents.

George, 40, a Maltster.

Ellen, 43.

 

1901   Cattawade Street, Brantham, Suffolk.

 

George was 24 years old, a Stockman on Farm. He was living with his parents.

George, 50, a Maltster.

Ellen, 52.

 

1911   Cattawade Street, Brantham, Suffolk.

 

George was 33 years old, a Labourer – Xylonite Works. He was living with his parents.

George, 60, a Maltser.

Ellen, 62.

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