Born: 1896, Norwich, Norfolk.

Died: 14th January 1916; age 19; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.

Rank: Lance Sergeant; Service Number: 1609

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Sidney George & Bessie Elmer, of 14, Cromwell Street, Ipswich.




1901   5, Edinburgh Road, West Wymer, Norfolk.


Wilfred was 4 years old and living with his parents, brother & paternal aunt.

Sidney George Elmer, 25, an Agent Mercantile Office, born Norwich, Norfolk.

Bessie Elmer (nee Cove), 25, born Rougham, Norfolk.

Geoffrey Lewis Elmer, 1, born Norwich.

Edith Elmer, 29, a Teacher of Music – own accountant, born Norwich.


1911   14, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.


Wilfred was 14 years old, an Office Boy. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Sidney, 35, an Accountant – own account.

Bessie, 35.

Geoffrey, 11.

Winifred Dorothy Elmer, 8, born Norwich.

Cecil Horace Elmer, 5, born Norwich.


Wilfred is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Nicholas Church, Ipswich.


Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment


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