WALTER HENRY TOPPLE*

 

Born: 1893, St, Clements, Ipswich.

Died: 5th November 1914; age 21; KiA.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Warley, Essex.

Date of Entry Therein: 17th August 1914.

 

Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 3227

Regiment: Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line, 16th Lancers (The Queens).

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War, 1914 Star + Clasp.

 

Grave Reference:

Panel 5.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,

West-Vlaanderen,

Belgium.

 

Relatives Notified: Son of Walter & Ellen Topple.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   Foxhall Road, Ipswich.

 

Walter was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Walter Isaac Topple, 33, an Iron Driller – Iron Foundry, born Ipswich.

Ellen Topple (nee Mansfield), 32, born Ipswich.

Alice Eliza Topple, 9, born Ipswich.

William Isaac Topple, 6, born Ipswich.

Ellen May Topple, 3, born Ipswich.

 

1911   The Barracks, Woolwich Common, Kent.

 

Walter was 20 years old, a Soldier ranked Private for the 16th Lancer’s.

16th (THE QUEEN’S) LANCERS

 

 

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