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Roll of Honour - Gt. Cornard

 

Gunner George Lincoln

 

L-26941  A.O.C. Ammunition Unit  Royal Field Artillery. 

 

George Lincoln was born in Attleborough on 2nd January 1893.  He was the son of Frederick and Emma (née Holden) Lincoln.  His parents were married in Norfolk in 1880 and the family lived in Norwich Road, Attleborough, where George’s father was employed as an agricultural labourer.  The family moved to Suffolk in the 1890s, in 1901 they were living in Sudbury Road, Great Cornard, by 1911 they had moved to Cats Lane. 

 

George had 3 brothers, Horace, Levi and Robert and a sister Amelia.  Horace and Levi’s names also appear on the original Roll of Honour which was hand painted by Mr. G. Marsh, the church organist in September 1917 to honour  the men who had left the village to enlist.  Their father was employed as a gardener at Cundy’s and was a familiar sight around the village on his tricycle.  Robert was employed at Baker’s Mill at Mill Tye.

 

George died from disease 6 weeks after the Armistice on 23rd December 1918.  He lies buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.  He was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

George’s niece was Mrs. Betty Cocker (née Lincoln) who was a very well-known, long serving Parish Councillor for the village.

 

©Shirley Smith - Sudbury & District Royal British Legion - November 2008