Photograph courtesy of Mrs. S Blowers

Image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury Newspaper.

Born: 1890, Ipswich.

Died: 28th April 1917; age 27; KiA.

Residence: 14, Samuel Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 43433.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 11th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War.


Memorial Reference:

Bay 4,

Arras Memorial,

Pas de Calais,





1891   2, Samuel Road, Ipswich.


Alan was a year old and living with his parents & siblings

Robert Butcher, 27, a Bricklayer, born Ipswich

Alice Butcher (nee Griss), 27, born Ipswich.

Bertie Butcher, 8, born Ipswich.

Dorothy Alice Butcher, 11, born Ipswich.


1901   22, Samuel Road, Ipswich


Alan was 11 years of age and living with his parents & siblings

Robert, 37, a Bricklayer.

Alice, 37.

Bertie, 18, a Bricklayer.

Alice, 11.


1911   14, Samuel Road, Ipswich.


Alan was 21 years old and a Cabinet Maker for a furniture shop. He was living with his parents & twin sister.

Robert, 47, a Bricklayer – own account.

Alice, 47.

Alice, 21, a Milliners Assistant.


Soldiers’ Effects to Robert Butcher – father.


Alan is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich, and on his parents headstone at Ipswich Old Cemetery.


Suffolk Regiment, 11th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment battalion movements


Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

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