An Ipswich man not remembered on the Christchurch Park Memorial

Photograph courtesy of Peter.

Born: 11th June 1881, Ipswich.

Died: 25th July 1918; age: 37; KiA.

Residence: 23, Alston Road, Edmonton, Middlesex.

Enlistment Location: Mill Hill, London.


Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 393529.

Regiment: London Regiment, 9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria’s Rifles).

Formerly 6211, of the 11th London Regiment.


Grave Reference:


Bavelincourt Communal Cemetery,





Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Alice Airey, of 23, Alston Road, Edmonton, Middlesex.




1891   37, Fore Hamlet, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.


George was 9 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Robert William Airey, 31, an Iron Moulder, born Ipswich.

Mary Ann Airey (nee Carr), 30, born Saxmundham, Suffolk.

Edith Jane Airey, 7, born Ipswich.

Ethel May Airey, 5, born Ipswich.


1901   Shanklin Cottages, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.


George was 19 years old, a Printer’s Cutter. He was living with his mother, sister, his mother’s husband, his widowed mother and stepbrother.

Charles John Bristo, 38, a Threshing Machine Painter, born Ipswich.

Mary Ann, 39.

Ethel Airey, 15, a Bookbinder.

Charles John Bristo, 9 months, born Ipswich.

Caroline Bristo, 70, born Debenham, Suffolk.


1911   9, Alston Road, Upper Edmondton, Middlesex.


George was 29 years old, a Maintenance Fitter – at the Gas Works. He was married and Head of the Household.

Alice, 27.

George, 4.

Enid, 3.

Jack, 1.

1 boarder.


George’s father, Robert William Airey died August 1892, at 37, Fore Hamlets, Ipswich. His mother, Mary Ann Bristo died 1902, Ipswich.


On the 13th April 1906, at Ipswich, George married Alice Kate Scott, born 1883, Ipswich.

Alice and George had five children:

George William Airey, born 1906, Southend, Essex.

Enid Alice Airey, born December 1907, Southend.

Jack Airey, born December 1909, Tottenham, Middlesex.

Doris Bertha Airey, born August 1911, Edmonton, Middlesex.

Kathleen Louise Airey, born May 1915, Edmonton.


Soldiers’ Effects to Alice K. Airey – widow.


George is remembered on the war memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Ipswich.



1/9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria’s Rifles)
August 1914 : at 56 Davies Street. Part of 3rd London Brigade, 1st London Division. Moved on mobilisation to Bullswater, going on in September to Crowborough.
5 November 1914 : left Division and landed at Le Havre.
27 November 1914 : came under command of 13th Brigade in 5th Division.
10 February 1916 : transferred to 169th Brigade in 56th (London) Division.
1 February 1918 : transferred to 175th Brigade in 58th (2/1st London) Division, absorbed the disbanded 2/9th Bn and renamed 9th Bn.


    • George William airey is also related to me it’s great to see a long relative! George’s daughter’s dad is my grandfather.


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