Born: 16th October 1889, Ipswich.

Died: 13th March 1915; Age: 26; Died of Wounds at No. 7. Clearing Hospital after wounds received in action at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle on the 11th March.

Residence: 4, Tennyson Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: September 1914; Occupation: Boiler Maker.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 2336

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Merville Communal Cemetery,





1891   Kemball Street, Ipswich.


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

Henry Rampling Grainger, 41, a Labourer – Foundry, born Hadleigh, Suffolk.

Hannah Grainger (nee Brown), 41, born Ipswich.

Annie Kate Grainger, 19, a Corset Maker, born Ipswich.

Amy Elizabeth Grainger, 17, a Corset Maker, born Ipswich.

George William Grainger, 16, a Labourer 0 Foundry, born Ipswich.

Harry Rampling Grainger, 9, born Ipswich.

Lily Rampling Grainger, 6, born Ipswich.

Daniel Albert Grainger, 4, born Ipswich.


1901   50, Kemball Street, Ipswich.


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

Henry, 51, a Boilers Maker’s Labourer.

Hannah, 51.

Harry, 17, a Labourer – Plough Shop.

Lily, 15, a Stay Machinist.

Arthur, 13.


1911   94, Kemball Street, Ipswich.


Albert was 22 years old, a Boiler Maker – Engineering Works. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Henry, 63, a Market Gardener’s Labourer.

Hannah, 63.

Harry, 28, Labourer – Plough Manufacturer.

Lily Trew (nee Grainger), 26, a Mother’s Help – Domestic.

Arthur, 24, a Plough Fitter – Plough Manufacturer.


In March 1913, at Bucklesham Church, Suffolk, Albert married, Grace Annie Colthorpe, born 1892, Kirton, Suffolk. They had 2 children:

Florence Grace Grainger, born March 1913, Ipswich.

Albert Victor Grainger, born January 1914, Ipswich.


Albert attended St. John’s School, Ipswich.

Albert is also remembered on St. John the Baptist church Ipswich WW1 Memorial

Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment


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