Born: 1876, Tuddenham, Suffolk.

Died: 6th September 1918; age 42; Died of Wounds – 3 General Hospital.

Rank: Sapper; Service Number: 184745

Regiment: Royal Engineers, 503rd Field Coy.

Formerly Private, 57903, Northumberland Fusiliers.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Mont Huon Military Cemetery,

Le Traport,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William & the late Mrs Mortimer, of Tuddenham; Husband of Ellen Mortimer, of 32, Surbiton Road, Ipswich.




1881     Chevalier Street, Ipswich.


Horace was 4 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

William Henry Mortimer, 29, a Bricklayer, born Tuddenham, Suffolk.

Susannah Mortimer (nee Leggett), 32, born Tuddenham.

Frederick Mortimer, 6, born Tuddenham.

William Samuel Mortimer, 1, born Ipswich.


1891   8, Chevalier Street, Ipswich.


Horace was 14 years old, an Errand Boy – Cigar Manufacturer. He was living with his parents & siblings.

William, 39, a Bricklayer.

Susannah, 42.

Frederick, 16, a Coachman’s Assistant – Domestic.

William Samuel Mortimer, 11, born Ipswich.

Henrietta Elizabeth Mortimer, 9, born Ipswich.

Charles Leggett Mortimer, 7, born Ipswich.

Sidney Mortimer, 3, born Ipswich.

Alice Rose Mortimer, under 1 month, born Ipswich.


1901   52, Windsor Road, Ipswich.


Horace was 24 years old, a Bricklayer. He was married & Head of the Household.

Ellen, 22.

Violet, 1.

2 visitors.


1911   32, Surbiton Road, Ipswich.


Horace was 34 years old, a Bricklayer. He was Head of the Household.

Violet, 11.

Doris, 6.


Horace’s mother, Susannah Mortimer died, 1895, Ipswich.


In 1898, Ipswich, Horace married Ellen Woods, born 1879, All Saint’s, Ipswich. They had 3 children:

Violet Henrietta Mortimer, born 1900 All Saint’s, Ipswich.

Doris Freda Mortimer, born 1905, All Saint’s, Ipswich.

Albert H. Mortimer, born 1913, All Saint’s, Ipswich.



 Royal Engineers, 503rd Field Coy




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