image from 1917 Chronicle newspaper
Born: 1892, Ipswich.
Died: 7th June 1917; age 25; KiA. Served 345 days.
Residence: 60, Rope Walk, Ipswich.
Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 9th February 1916; Age: 23 years & 10 months; Religion: CofE; Occupation: Hairdresser. Signed up for the duration of the war. Height: 5ft 4 1/2 ins.
Service: Admitted to hospital 17th August 1916 – 4th September 1916 – Tonsillitis.
Embarked 3rd December 1916 – Disembarked 3rd December 1916 – Arrived in field: 4th September 1916.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 45037
Regiment: Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers), 7th/8th Battalion.
Formerly 20773, Norfolk Regiment.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Ellen Willis, of 60, Rope Walk, Ipswich and the late Fred Willis.
1901 60, Rope Walk, Ipswich.
Frederick was 9 years old and living with his parents & sister.
Frederick William Willis, 36, a Hairdresser – own account, born Kensworth, Hertfordshire.
Ellen Willis (nee Bloomfield), 33, born Nacton, Suffolk.
Ethel May Willis, 3, born Ipswich.
1911 60, Rope Walk, Ipswich.
Frederick was 16 years old, a Hairdresser – own account. He was living with his widowed mother & sister.
Frederick‘s father, Frederick William Willis died 1906, Ipswich.
Soldiers’ Effects to Ellen Willis – mother.