image from 1917 Chronicle newspaper
ALBERT HUBERT MOTRONI.
Born: 1898, Ipswich.
Died: 15th July 1916: age: 18; KiA on the Somme.
Residence: 14, Permit Office Street, Ipswich.
Employed: Great Eastern Railways, Ipswich.
Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.
Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 1756
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.
Pier & Face 1C & 2A,
1901 14, Union Street, Ipswich.
Umberto was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Antonio Motroni, 34, Building – own account, born Italy.
Carmela Motroni (nee Marcantonio), 34, born Atina, Italy.
Rosa Lizzie Motroni, 8, born Colchester, Essex.
Giovanni Motroni, 7, born Colchester.
Peter George D. Motroni, 5, born Colchester.
Angelina Motroni, 1, born Ipswich.
1911 14, Permit Office Street, Ipswich.
Umberto was 13 years old, an Errand Boy. He was living with his mother & siblings.
Carmela, 45 a School Caretaker.
Rosa, 19, a Domestic.
Peter, 16, an Errand Boy.
Adelina Motroni, 9, born Ipswich.
Antonio Motroni, 7, born Ipswich.
Umberto attended St. Pancras Roman Catholic School and St. Mary’s Convent School, Ipswich.
In April 1910, Umberto’s father, Antonio Motroni was admitted to a hospital in Essex. He died in the hospital in September 1911.
ALBERT is also remembered on St. Pancras Catholic Church Ipswich WW1 Memorial
IPSWICH MOTHER LOSES THREE SONS
Mrs. Motroni, of 14, Permit Office Street, Ipswich, who is a well-known figure in the town, and at Felixstowe, is one of those mothers upon whom the war has laid its heaviest of tolls, she having now lost her three sons. Their names and regiments were:-(1) Gunner John Motroni, R.F.A., died of wounds, July 1st, 1917, at the 91st Field Ambulance, Belgium, age 24 years, previously with Haddock and Baines. (2) Pte. Peter G. Motroni, Suffolk Regiment, killed in action July 19th, 1915, at Hooge, age 20 years, previously with Haddocks and Baines. (3) Corpl. Albert H. Motroni, Suffolk Regiment, killed in action, July 15th, 1916, on the Somme, age 18 years, previously with G.E.R. at Ipswich.
Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion: