Image from 1917 Chronicle newspaper.


Born: 1897, Ipswich.

Died: 9th August 1917; age 20; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 27th April 1915 – France.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 16743

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Monchy British Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Eldest son of John Walter & Harriett Halls, of 26, Coronation Road, Ipswich, St. John’s, Ipswich.






1901   11, Parliament Road, Ipswich.


John was 3 years old and living with his parents 7 siblings.

John Walter Halls, 26, a Stoker Stationary Engine, born Ipswich.

Harriett Halls (nee Woods), 24, born Ipswich.

Florence Bessie Halls, 4, born Ipswich.

Harriett Elizabeth Halls, 2, born Ipswich.

George Arthur Halls, 1, born Ipswich.


1911   26, Coronation Road, Ipswich.


John was 13 years old, an Errand Boy – Flour Mill. He was living with his parents & siblings.

John, 36, a Steam Barge Driver – Chemical.

Harriett, 34.

Florence, 14, a day Girl – Domestic.

Harriett, 12.

George, 11.

Helen Emma Halls, 10, born Ipswich.

Charles Edward Alfred Halls, 8, born Ipswich.

Elsie Bertha Halls, 6, born Ipswich.

Violet May Halls, 1, born Ipswich.

Daniel Sylvester Halls, 3 months, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to John W. Halls – father.


John is also remembered on the war memorial at St. John the Baptist church Ipswich 

Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion:

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