Image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.
Born: 1897, 5, Alan Road, Ipswich.
Died: 13th November 1916; age 19; Died of Wounds – No. 11 Casualty Clearing Station. He was severely wounded in the head, never regaining consciousness, and died shortly after admission to the casualty clearing station.
Residence: 5, Alan Road, Ipswich.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Rank: Private; Service Number; 43802
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.
Formerly 2480, Suffolk Regiment.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Relatives Notified: Son of Sarah & the late Gains Waters of Ipswich.
1901 5, Alan Road, Ipswich.
William was 3 years old and living with his parents & brother.
Gains Waters, 42, a Grocer’s Assistant, born Eastbourne, Sussex.
Sarah Waters, 43, born Chelmondiston, Suffolk.
Stephen Waters, 11, born Ipswich.
1911 5, Alan Road, Ipswich.
William was 13 years old a Grocer’s Clerk. He was living with his parents.
Gains, 53, a Grocer’s Assistant.
Soldiers’ Effects to Gains & Sarah Waters – parents.
William is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary at the Quay Church, Ipswich, and on the Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Orwell Works, war memorial. Now sited at The Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket, Suffolk and Alan Road Church Memorial
Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion