WILLIAM JOHN ALEXANDER

Born: 15th February 1897, Ipswich.

Died: 24th May 1915; age 18; KiA at Ypres.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Southend, Essex; Date: 18th November 1914.

Date of Entry Therein: 16th May 1915.

Rank: Private; Service Number: G/9842; Regiment: The Royal Fusiliers, City of London Regiment, 3rd Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Grave Reference:

Panel 6 & 8.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,

West-Vlaanderen,

Belgium.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William J. & Harriet Alexander, of 284, Spring Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS  

1901   34, Wells Street, Ipswich.

William was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William John Alexander, 34, a Builder’s Labourer, born Stonham Aspal, Suffolk.

Harriet Alexander (nee Sharman), 29, born Ipswich.

Lilian May Alexander, 10, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Ethel Alexander, 7, born Ipswich.

Gertrude Harriet Alexander, 5, born Ipswich.

Charles Albert Alexander, 2 weeks, born Ipswich.

1911   58, Long Street, Ipswich.

William was 14 years old, a Telegraph Messenger. He was living with his parents & siblings.

William, 44, a Builder’s Labourer.

Harriet, 39.

Gertrude, 15, a Tobacco Packer.

Charles, 10.

Florence Ellen Alexander, 7, born Ipswich.

THE ROYAL FUSILIERS 3rd Battalion: http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/royal-fusiliers-city-of-london-regiment/
 

 

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