“image Roll of honour”


Born: 21st July 1892, Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

Died: 31st March 1917; age 24; KiA.

Enlistment: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk; Date: 2nd October 1916; Age 24 years & 2 months, Occupation: Carman. Requested to join the Honourable Artillery Company.

Embarked; Southampton 24th December 1916.

Disembarked: Havre 25th December 1916.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 9098

Regiment: Honourable Artillery Company, 2nd Battalion.


Grave Reference:

  1. A. 24.

Honourable Artillery Company Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified and Address: Son of the late Mr. William Sworder and Mrs. Edith Sworder, of 110, Constable Road, Ipswich.






1901   The Limes, Earls Colne, Essex.

John was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings

William Sworder, 57, a retired Farmer; born Shillington, Bedfordshire.

Edith Sworder (nee Smyth), 37; born Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

Edith Margaret Sworder, 12, born Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

Mary Smyth Sworder, 11, born Hitchin.

Charles Fredeick Sworder, 5, born Claygate, Surrey.

2 servants.


1911   Rosebank, 110, Constable Road, Ipswich.


John was 18 and a Clerk for a Surveyor. He was living with his mother & siblings.

Edith, 46, a widow.

Edith, 22.

Mary, 21.

Charles, 15.


John’s father, William Sworder died in 1901, Earls Colne, Essex.


John is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich and St. Mary le Elms Church memorial.


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