Born: 1885, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Died: 26th August 1914; age 30; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 15th August 1914 – France.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 6459

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Grave Reference:

La Ferte-Sous-Jouanne Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Daisy Gertrude Webb (formerly Teager), of 2, St. Peter’s Place, Boar’s Head Lane, Stoke, Ipswich.






1891   15, Castle Street, Ipswich.


William was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Thomas Teager, 44, a Bricklayer, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Rebecca Teager (nee Shephard), 44, born St. Peter’s, Ipswich.

Charles Herbert Teager, 13, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Caroline Teager, 7, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Rebecca Teager, 4, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.


1901   38, Church Lane, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.


William was 15 years old, a Bricklayer’s Labourer. He was living with his parents, siblings & nephew.

Thomas, 57, a Bricklayer – own account.

Rebecca, 53.

Caroline, 17.

Rebecca, 14.

William Clarke, 1, born Ipswich.


1911   38, Church Lane, Ipswich.


William was 26, a General Labourer. He was living with his parents & brother.

Thomas, 66, a Jobbing Bricklayer – employer.

Rebecca, 65.

John Isaac Teager, 39, a General Labourer & Army Pensioner, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.


In 1911, Ipswich, William married Daisy Gertrude Scrivener, born 1889, Ipswich. They had 1 daughter:

Doris Lilian Teager, born January 1912, Ipswich.


William’s mother, Rebecca Teager died, 1915, Ipswich.

 extra information provided by Graham Jones

Private 6459 2nd Suffolks  Born Ipswich, enlisted Ipswich, killed in action 26 August 1914, age 30, no known grave. Husband of Daisy Gertrude Webb (formerly Teager), of 2, St. Peters Place, Boars Head Lane, Stoke, Ipswich.  Commemorated on the la Ferte-sous-jourra Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France.

April 1915 opened with the 2nd Battalion in the Vierstraat area.  During the previous month, during the couse of ordinary trench routine, 140 casualties were sustained.  On 11 April, the 2nd Battalion was withdrawn to billets in Wesroutre.                 

William is also remembered on the Ransomes & Rapier Ltd. war memorial, Bourne Park, Ipswich.

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