image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.

Born: 15th February 1897, Ipswich.

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

Residence: 336, Spring Road, Ipswich.

Employed: as a Messenger, at the Surveyor’s Office for the General Post Office, 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, 2nd Section, 1st Company, 3rd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 6 & 8.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,




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



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.


William attended St. Clement’s School, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to William John Alexander – father.



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