Born: 1887, Hadleigh, Suffolk.

Died: 18th October 1917; age 30; Died of Wounds – No. 17 Casualty Clearing Station – Gun Shot Wound to the abdomen. Served 1 year & 312 days.

Next of Kin informed: Mrs E.M.M. Whymark c/o Shakespeare Hotel, Victoria, London.

Residence: 13, Leopold Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 11th December 1915; age: 28 years & 2 months; Occupation: Shop Assistant. Height: 5ft 8ins.

Home: 13th July 1916 – 26th February 1917.

B.E.F. – France – 27th February 1917 – 18th October 1917.

Embarked: Folkestone – 27th February 1917

Disembarked: Boulogne – 27th February 1917

Rank: Acting Bombardier; Service Number: 104804

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery, 165th Siege Battery.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery,






1891   George Street, Hadleigh, Suffolk.


Albert was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Walter Whymark, 45, a Boot Maker, born Monks Eleigh, Suffolk.

Elizabeth Whymark (nee Moody), 39, born Kersey, Suffolk.

Walter Whymark (nee Miller), 16, born Hadleigh.

Ellen Whymark, 15, born Hadleigh.

Charles Whymark, 13, born Errand Boy, born Hadleigh.

John Whymark, 11, born Hadleigh.

Maude Whymark, 9, born Hadleigh.

Arthur Whymark, 7, born Hadleigh.

Ada Whymark, 5, born Hadleigh.


1901   George Street, Hadleigh, Suffolk.


Albert was 13 years old, a Grocer’s Warehouse Assistant. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Walter, 53, a Boot Maker – own account.

Elizabeth, 49.

William, 21, a Baker’s Assistant.

Maud, 19.

Arthur, 17, a Grocer’s Shop Assistant.

Stanley Whymark, 9, born Hadleigh.

Thomas Whymark, 6, born Hadleigh.


1911   ‘Grapes Inn’ Woodhouse Street, Ipswich.


Albert was 23 yers old, a Grocer’s Assistant – Provision Seller. He was a boarder at the home of 35 year old, Charles Edward Osborn, a Licensed Victualler.


On the 13th October 1915, Ipswich, Albert married Elsie Maud Mary Norton, born 1891, Ipswich.


On the 8th March 1918, Elsie Whymark received her late husband’s personal effects at her home 13, Leopold Road, Ipswich:

Letters, photos, postcards, Religious book, purse, knife, a metal cigarette case, matchbox cover, wallet and 2 coins.


On the 20th November 1923, Albert’s medals were sent to his widow at her home – 37, Handford Road, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Elsie M.M. Whymark – widow.


 Royal Garrison Artillery, 165th Siege Battery





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