Monday, 10 October 2011

30724 Pte George Rolfe, 9th Bn, Suffolk Regt


30724 Private George Rolfe of the 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment was killed in action on the 10th October 1916; one of over 650 British Army officers and men to die on this day. He was born in Depden Green, Suffolk and enlisted at Bury St Edmunds. He was 27 years old, the son of Thomas and Annie Rolfe, of Bury Road, Depden. George has no known grave and is commemorated on the imposing Thiepval Memorial on the Somme.


At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.


Sources:


WW1 Medal Index Cards
Soldiers Died in The Great War
Army Service Numbers - FREE
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission - FREE

Imgae courtsey of Paul Reed and borrowed from his page on the Thiepval Memorial.

Naval & Military Press