Born: 1892, Ipswich.

Died: 13th August 1913; age: 23; Died at Sea. Drowned Dardanelles, Aegean Sea, aboard ‘Royal Edward’, following torpedo attack by enemy submarine.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 11th August 1915 – Balkans – Gallipoli & Aegean

Rank: Private; Service Number: 2345

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps. (TF), 3rd/1st East Anglian Field Ambulance.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 199 & 200 or 236 to 239 & 328.

Helles Memorial Part XII

Turkey (including Gallipoli).


Relatives Notified & Address: Son of M. Vesey, of 63, Hutland Road, Ipswich & the late Henry William Vesey. Husband of Maud Mildred Vesey, of 2, Clarkson Villas, Station Road, Saxmundham, Suffolk.




1901   59, Tomline Road, Ipswich.


Walter was 9 years old and living with his widow mother & siblings.

Matilda Vesey (nee Rumsby), 47, born Ipswich.

Frederick William Vesey, 26, a Coach Building Clerk, born Ipswich.

Charles Henry Vesey, 25, a Printers Warehouseman, born Ipswich.

George James Vesey, 18, a Compositor – Printers, born Ipswich.

Rosa Amelia Vesey, 15, a Housemaid Domestic, born Ipswich.

Mabel Vesey, 14, born Ipswich.


1911   59, Tomline Road, Ipswich.


Walter was 19 years old, a School Teacher – Council School. He was living with his mother.

Matilda, 57.

1 Boarder.


In 1915, Woodbridge, Suffolk, Walter married Maud Mildred Told, born 1892, Barnet, Middlesex.


Walter’s father was Henry William Vesey, born 1882, Ipswich – died 1895, Ipswich.


Walter married Mildred Maud Told in a double ceremony with Mildred’s sister Ruth and her fiancée, Horace Cooper, a friend and fellow soldier of Walter just weeks before the two grooms shipped out.

Horace Cooper lost his life on the Royal Edward.

Royal Army Medical Corps

‘Royal Edward’

‘Royal Edward’


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