Born: 26th July 1885, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire.

Died: 7th September 1917, age 32; Died – 341, Bramford Lane, Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Date: 9th July 1902; Age: 18 years & 3 months; Occupation: Labourer; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 6 1/2 ins, hazel eyes, light brown hair & fair complexion.

Re-enlisted: 9th July 1914.

Date of Entry Therein: 7th October 1914 – France.

 Returned to England on board S.S. ‘Oxfordshire’.

 Discharged: Felixstowe, Suffolk – 17th June 1915; age 31 years. Disease of Heart.

Christmas 1914 taken ill with acute Bronchitis & Pleurisy in the trenches in France – Since then has been troubled constantly with pain in the chest on both sides palpitation & breathlessness. Result of Active Service & exposure – Permanent.

Served 12 years & 344 days.

Discharged to – 33, Beaconsfield Road, Ipswich.

Military Character – Very Good.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 6108

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 3rd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:IMG_6708

WW1 Field of Honour.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,







1901   ‘The Elms’ Springfield Lane, Ipswich.


George was 15 years old, a Miller’s Labourer. He was living with his parents, siblings & sister-in-law.

William Woodley, 42, an Agricultural Engine Driver, born Ashdon, Essex.

Ellen Woodley (nee Deller), 46, born Witham, Essex.

Charles James Woodley, 20, a General Labourer, born Hatfield Broadoak, Hertfordshire.

Ada Woodley, 19, a Domestic Nurse.

Arthur Charles Woodley, 17, a Carter, born Hatfield Broadoak.

Albert E. Woodley, 13, a Grocer’s Assistant, born St, Ives, Huntingdonshire.

Alice Gertrude Woodley, 11, born St. Ives.

Ethel Florence Woodley, 6, born Soham, Cambridgeshire.

Daisy May Woodley, 4, born Soham.

Bertha May Woodley, 2, born Claydon, Suffolk.


1911   66, Winsor Road, Ipswich.


George was 25 years old, a Maltster’s Labourer. He was married & Head of the Household.

Lily, 23.

Alice, 1.

Ethel, 6 months.


On the 30th January 1909, at Ipswich R.O., George married Lily May Jessop, born 1889, Ipswich. They had 5 children:

Alice Rose Woodley, born April 1909, Ipswich.

Ethel Louisa Woodley, born October 1910, Ipswich.

George William Woodley, born  December 1911, Ipswich.

Margaret Ellen Woodley, born August 1913 – August 1914, Ipswich.

Alfred Edward Woodley, born June 1915 – 25th February 1944 – kia Anzio Beach Landings, Italy, age 28. A Private, Service Number: 5831616; for the Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey).


Soldiers’ Effects to Lily Woodley – widow.


Suffolk Regiment, 3rd Battalion

Suffolk Regiment battalion movements

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