Image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.
Born: 1882, Ipswich, Suffolk.
Death on or since: 24th July 1917; age 35; KiA.
Residence: Lacey Street, Ipswich.
Occupation: Master House Decorator.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Leopold joined the Suffolks in 1916, training at Felixstowe, afterwards being transferred to the King’s Liverpool Regiment.
Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 235067
Regiment: King’s (Liverpool Regiment) 1st/5th Battalion.
Formerly 19804, Suffolk Regiment.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Panel 4 & 6,
1891 8, Stoke Street, Ipswich.
Leopold was 8 years old and living with his parents & brothers.
Barnard Raphael, 36, a Dealer; born Ipswich.
Ada Francis Eleanor Raphael ( nee Farman), 29, a Pianist; born Ipswich.
Hubert Lewis Raphael, 5, born St. Clement’s Ipswich.
Rueben John Raphael, 1, born St. Mary’s, Ipswich.
1901 63, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.
Leopold was 18 years old, a House Painter. He was living with his maternal grandfather, brother & aunt.
William John Farman, 69, a widow; a House Painter & Paper Hanger, an employer; born Ipswich.
Hubert, 15, a Solicitors Clerk.
Cora Farman, 24, a Teacher of Music own account, born Ipswich.
Leopold’s mother, Ada Raphael in 1901 was living at 41, Cherry Orchard, Kidderminster, Worcestershire. She was 39, a widow and a Teacher of Music. Leopold’s brother Rueben, lives with their mother.
1911 111, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.
Leopold was 25 years old, a House Painter, own account. He was living with his grandfather.
William, 77, a widow; a House Painter, own account.
Leopold’s father Barnard Raphael, died 1908, Ipswich.
In 1912, Ipswich, Leopold married Jessie Larking, born 1889, Helmingham, Suffolk – died 1924, Ipswich – T.B.
They had 1 son:
Leo Leslie Raphael, born July 1914, Ipswich.
Leopold is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich.