Born: 1884, Ipswich.
Died: 3rd March 1921 – Ipswich.
Enlistment Date: 23rd October 1900.
Date of Entry Therein: 15th September 1914.
Discharged: 13th April 1917 – Compound Fracture – Right Arm.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 5652
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd/3rd Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Silver War Badge.
Ipswich Old Cemetery,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Elizabeth Carpenter, of 1a Salem Street, Ipswich.
1891 21, Fairlight Street, Ipswich.
Bryant was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
William James Carpenter, 29, a Carman, born Westminster, London.
Elizabeth Carpenter (nee Orford), 29, born Great Oakley, Essex.
Ethel Emma Carpenter, 8, born Ipswich.
Florence Gertrude Carpenter, 4, born Ipswich.
Annie Maud Carpenter, 3, born Ipswich.
William James Carpenter, 10 months, born Ipswich.
1911 27, Kemp Street, Ipswich.
Bryant was 27 years old, a General Labourer. He was living with his widowed mother, siblings & niece & nephew.
Elizabeth, 51, a Charwomen.
(Nellie) Ellen Elizabeth Carpenter, 19, born Ipswich.
Charles Frederick Carpenter, 17, a General Labourer, born Ipswich.
George Rowland Carpenter, 15, an Errand Boy, born Ipswich.
Herbert Sidney Carpenter, 12, born Ipswich.
Albert Stanley Carpenter, 10, born Ipswich.
Florence Hale, 23.
Edna Elizabeth A. Hale, 3, born Ipswich.
Frederick Victor Hale, 2, born Ipswich.
Bryant’s father William James Carpenter, died 1906, Ipswich.
IPSWICH WIDOW’S SOLDIER FAMILY
Mrs. Carpenter, of 1a, Salem Street, Ipswich, has four sons and a son-in-law in the Army. Prior to May last she had five sons serving, but lost one at Ypres on May 8th, 1915. Their names and regiments are as follows:- 1. Prvt. B. Carpenter, 2nd Suffolks, who has been out since the beginning of the war, was wounded on March 3rd last. 2. Prvt. W. Carpenter, 1st Suffolks, killed at Ypres, May 8th, 1915. 3. Gunner C. Carpenter, East Anglian (Howitzer) Brigade, R.F.A., joined in June last, now in training at Mildenhall. 4. Prvt. G. Carpenter, 4th Suffolks, joined in May, now in training at Alton West, near Tring, Herts. 5. Driver S. Carpenter, East Anglian (Howitzer) Brigade, R.F.A., at Mildenhall. 6. Bombr. F. Hood, East Anglian (Howitzer) Brigade, R.F.A.
Images from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper