Alan attended and is remembered on the Northgate High School Memorial. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.


Born: 1897, East Bergholt, Suffolk.

Died: 9th July 1918; age: 20; Died from Wounds received 3rd July 1918 at Merville, France, at the General London Hospital.

Residence: Pakefield, East Bergholt, Suffolk.

Enlistment Location: Manningtree, Essex.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 205872.

Regiment: Bedfordshire Regiment, 1st Battalion.

Formerly 265068, Corporal, of the Suffolk Regiment, 8th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & Territorial Force War Medal.


Grave Reference:


East Bergholt Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Fifth son of William Thomas & Mary Ann Wheeler, of Pakefield, East Bergholt, Suffolk.




1901   Heath Road, East Bergholt, Suffolk.


Alan was 3 years old and living with his parents & maternal cousin.

William Thomas Wheeler, 37, a Builder & Contractor – employer, born East Bergholt.

Mary Ann Wheeler (nee Stedman), 38, born West Horsley, Surrey.

Edith Sarah Wheeler, 16, born East Bergholt.

Marcus William Wheeler, 13, born East Bergholt.

Herbert Raymond Wheeler, 11, born East Bergholt.

Hugh Drummond Wheeler, 10, born East Bergholt.

Geoffrey John Wheeler, 8, born East Bergholt.

Nora Winifred Wheeler, 1, born East Bergholt.

Kathleen Alice Wheeler, 4 months, born East Bergholt.

Edith Annie Edwards, 17, born Dorking, Surrey.



1911   Pakefield, East Bergholt, Suffolk.


Alan was 13 years old and living with his parents, siblings, widowed maternal aunt and maternal cousins.

William, 47, a Builder & Contractor – own account – at home.

Mary Ann, 48.

Edith, 26.

Marcus, 23, a Builder’s Clerk.

Herbert, 21, a Joiner.

Hugh, a Plumber.

Geoffrey, 18, an Engine Fitter – Foundry.

Nora, 11.

Kathleen, 10.

Kenneth Thomas Wheeler, 8, born East Bergholt.

Sarah Edwards (nee Stedman), 59, Private Means, born Effingham, Surrey.

Edith Edwards, 27, Private Means.

Hilda Emily Stedman, 16, a Domestic, born East Bergholt.


Soldiers’ Effects to William T. Wheeler – father.

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