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.
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.
Bertie, 18, a Bricklayer.
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, 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: