Richard is remembered on the war memorial at St. Matthew’s Church, Ipswich.


Born: 8th September 1882, Zion’s Hill, Fincastle, Virginia, U.S.A.

Baptised: 5th August 1888, Boyton, Suffolk.

Died: 26th July 1915; age 33; KiA.

Occupation: Gardener.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; date: September 1914.

Date of Entry Therein: 23rd February 1915 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 15245.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion, ‘A’ Coy.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War & 1915 Star.


Buried at Spoilbank between Lankhop Chateau and Chester Farm.


Grave Reference:


Spoilbank Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Alice Ling (formerly Miller), of Butley High Corner, Tunstall, Suffolk & the late Horace Miller.




1901   High Grange, Newton Cap, Durham.


Richard was 19 years old, a Clothier Assistant. He was living with his mother, step father and step father’s children & grandchildren.

Harry Rust Ling, 51, a Colliery Night Overman – Below Ground, born Hunwick, Durham.

Alice Ling (nee May), 45, born Butley, Suffolk.

John Thomas Ling, 24, a Colliery Night Overman – Below Ground, born High Grange, Durham.

Harry Rust Ling, 16, a Pony Driver – Coalmine, born High Grange.

Edward Ling, 14, born High Grange.

Eva Ling, 9, born High Grange.

Bertie Ling, 8, born High Grange.

1 servant.


1911   Charsfield, Suffolk.


Richard was 28, a Domestic Gardener. He was living with his mother & step father.

Harry, 61, a Retired Coal Mine Official.

Alice, 55.


Richard’s father was Horace Edward Miller, born 1856, Boyton, Suffolk. On the 1st June 1880, he was recorded on the census at Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia as a Farmer. He & Alice had 3 children born in England – Millicent, William & Horace & 1 son Hamile born in Fincastle.


Richard was educated at Haverstock Hill School, London.


Soldiers’ Effects to Alice Ling – mother.

Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion, ‘A’ Coy.

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements


Friends of The Suffolk Regiment


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