ARTHUR EDWARD BALAAM

Born: 1895, Ipswich.

Died: 16th November 1916; age 21; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 10th October 1914.

Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 8678

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & the 1914 Star + Clasp.

 

Grave Reference:

Plot 1 Row K Grave 1.

Bertrancourt Military Cemetery,

Somme,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Robert Balaam, of 3, Portman Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

1901   3, Portman Road, Ipswich.

Arthur was 3 years old and living with his parents, step brother & siblings.

Robert Balaam, 47, a General Labourer, born Ipswich.

Alice Balaam (nee Turner), 37, born Ipswich.

Ernest Walter Turner, 16, an Errand Boy, born Ipswich.

John Robert Balaam, 13, an Errand Boy, born Ipswich.

Walter George Balaam, 11, born Ipswich.

Thirza Balaam, 2, born Ipswich.

1911   3, Portman Road, Ipswich.

Arthur was 15 years old, an Errand Boy – Bakery. He was living with his widowed father & brothers.

Robert, 58, a General Labourer.

Walter, 21.

Alfred, 17, an Errand Boy – Bakery.

THE SUFFOLK REGIMENT 2nd Battalion:

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Suffolk Regiment website

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