Born: 1886, Ipswich.
Died: 27th March 1918; age 32; KiA.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Date of Entry Therein: 11th August 1915 – France.
Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 319290
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.
William was 5 years old and living with his parents & brothers.
William Noah Ladbrook, 42, a Railway Labourer – Plate, born Eaton, Norwich, Norfolk.
Anna Eliza Ladbrook (nee Madderson), 38, born Little Bealings, Suffolk.
(Frank) Francis Madderson Ladbrook, 11, born Ipswich.
Ernest William Ladbrook, 9, born Harwich, Essex.
1901 18, Black Horse Lane, Ipswich.
William was 15 years old, a Striker – Iron Foundry. He was living with his parents & siblings.
William, 52, a Railway Labourer.
Stanley Ladbrook, 9, born Ipswich.
Ethel May Ladbrook, 7, born Ipswich.
Bertie Charles Ladbrook, 5, born Ipswich.
1911 4, Potter Street, Ipswich.
William was 25 years old, a Blacksmith’s Striker – Engineering Works. He was married and Head of the Household.
William’s father, William Noah Ladbrook, died 1910, Ipswich.
In 1909, Ipswich, William married Ellen Eliza Butcher, born 1889, Ipswich. They had 3 children:
William George Ladbrook, born 1910, Ipswich.
Ethel M. Ladbrook, born 1911, Ipswich.
Percy Reginald Ladbrook, born April 1913, Ipswich.
William’s brother, Francis Madderson Ladbrooke also lost his life in the First World War. He died of Pneumonia on the 25th January 1921, aged 41. Francis was ranked Private/Guardsman, service number 5636, of the Guards Machine Gun Regiment. Francis was laid to rest at the Field of Honour, Ipswich Old Cemetery, Ipswich
William is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich.
Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion: