Image from Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury – 1918.


Born: 1889, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Died: 9th April 1918, age 29, Died of Wounds at No. 54 General Hospital, Boulogne.

Residence: 23, Elliott Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: Fireman at Cranfield’s Flour Mill

Enlistment Place: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 23rd August 1914 – France.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 34741

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, 30th Reserve Battery.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War, 1914 Star + Clasp + The Italian Bronze Medal for Valour.

Mentioned in Dispatches.


Grave Reference:


Wimereux Communal Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,





1891   1, Austin Street, Ipswich.


Albert was 2 years and living with his parents & siblings.

John Thomas Warne, 35, a Foreman at a Flour Mill, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Caroline Maria Warne nee Kemball, born Holbrook, Suffolk.

Kate Warne, 12, born Ipswich.

George Warne, 10, born Ipswich.

Edward Warne, 8, born Ipswich.

Frederick Warne, 6, born Ipswich.

Gertrude Warne, 4, born Ipswich.

Alice Warne, 3 months, born Ipswich.


1901   2, Key Street, Ipswich.


Albert was 11 years old and was living with his parents & siblings.

John, 48, Warehouseman at Flour Mill.

Eliza, 42.

George 20, Quay Worker.

Edward, 18, Baker.

Gertrude, 14.

Alice, 10.

Arthur Warne, 8, born Ipswich.

Eliza Warne, 6, born Ipswich.

Percy Stanley Warne, 5, born Ipswich.

Robert Warne, 3, born Ipswich.

Rachel Warne, 1, born Ipswich.


1911   31, Elliott Street, Ipswich.


Albert was 21 years old, a Fireman at Cranfield’s Flour Mill. He was married & Head of the Household.

Grace, 21.

Grace, 6 months.


On the Christmas Day, 1909, at St. Matthew’s Church, Ipswich Albert married Edith Grace Symonds, born December 1889, Ipswich – daughter of Emma Symonds (nee Sutton), of Ipswich, and Arthur Symonds, of Ipswich – who was separated from his wife and children.

They had three children:

Edith Grace Warne, born September 1910, Ipswich.

Albert Kemball Warne, born August 1911, Ipswich.

William Arthur Warne, born October 1913, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Edith G. Warne – widow.


The family were sent the Emblem of the R.F.A. on the 27th March 1920.

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Albert is also remembered on the war memorial at DanceEast, Jerwood Dancehouse, Ipswich. Formerly Cranfield’s Flour Mill

and at St. Mary at the Quay Church, Ipswich.


Royal Field Artillery, 30th Reserve Battery


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