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.
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.
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.
1911 Charsfield, Suffolk.
Richard was 28, a Domestic Gardener. He was living with his mother & step father.
Harry, 61, a Retired Coal Mine Official.
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.