Born: 1897, Ipswich.

Died: 30th October 1917; age 19; KiA.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Location: Duke’s Road, London; Date: 9th November 1915; age 18 years; Occupation: Apprentice; Address: ‘Lynhurst’ 11, St. John’s Road, Ipswich. Religion: CofE. Signed up for the duration of the war. Height: 5ft 9 1/4 ins.

Service: Embarked – Southampton – 19th March 1917; Disembarked – Havre – 20th March 1917. Joined unit 1st April 1917.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 760806

Regiment: London Regiment (Artists’ Rifles), 1st/28th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:

Panel 153.

Tyne Cot memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William John & Fanny H.H. Staines, of 5, Queen’s road, Felixstowe.




1901   23, High Street, Ipswich.


William was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William John Staines, 34, a Builder’s Manager, born Ipswich.

Fanny Hannah Hacon Staines (nee Beales), 40, born Ipswich.

Edith Fanny Staines, 6, born Ipswich.

Herbert Lucas Staines, 4 months, born Ipswich.

1 domestic nurse.

1 general domestic servant.


1911   ‘Lyndhurst’ 11, St. John’s Road, Ipswich.


William was 13 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William, 44, a Woodware & Box manufacturer – employer.

Fanny, 50.

Edith, 16.

Herbert, 10.


William attended Ipswich School – Officer Training Corps.


On the 6th March 1918, William’s personal property was returned to his family – a diary, note book, wrist watch & strap.


William Staines signed to receive his late son’s British War & Victory medals in February 1922.


London Regiment (Artists’ Rifles), 1st/28th Battalion

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