image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.

Born: 25th August 1896, 45, Fitzroy Street, Ipswich.

Died: 4th July 1916; age 19; KiA – both his captain and corporal had been wounded and Alfred continued to serve his gun under heavy fire, until he was hit and fell dead beside his gun.

Residence: 22, Fitzroy Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 30th May 1915.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 12354

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion. Attached to 7th Trench Mortar Battery.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 37 & 38,

Loos Memorial,

Pas de Calais,


Alfred was killed at Aveluy Wood (near Thiepval) and he is now (2019) remembered on the Addenda panel at The Thiepval Memorial.

Relatives Notified and Address: Son of Bryant and Sarah Carpenter, of 22, Fitzroy Street, Ipswich.




1901   45, Fitzroy Street, Ipswich.


Alfred was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings

Bryant Carpenter, 40, Brewers Carman, born Henley, Suffolk.

Sarah Mahala Carpenter (nee Laws), 38, born Sproughton, Suffolk.

Frederick Ernest Carpenter, 15, a Telegraph Messenger, born Ipswich.

Oswald Henry Carpenter, 13, born Ipswich.

William Thomas Carpenter, 11, born Ipswich.

Ellen Carpenter, 9, born Ipswich.

Stanley Carpenter, 8, born Ipswich.

Frank Herbert L. Carpenter, 6, born Ipswich.

Bryant Albert B. Carpenter, 2, born Ipswich.

Sidney Hector R. Carpenter, 7 months, born Ipswich.


1911   22, Fitzroy Street, Ipswich.


Alfred was 14 years old and a Foundry Worker living with his parents & siblings

Bryant, 48, Carman for Wine & Spirit Merchant.

Sarah, 47.

Frederick, 25, a Postman.

William, 21, a Cellar Man for a Wine & Spirit Merchant.

Frank, 16, a Grocer’s Errand Boy.

Bertie, 12, at school & a Newsboy.

Sidney, 11, at school & an Errand Boy.

Dorothy Mahala E. Carpenter, 9, born Ipswich.

Ida Margery Carpenter, 7, born Ipswich.

Charles Percy C. Carpenter, 5, born Ipswich.

James Robert C. Carpenter, 2, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Sarah Carpenter – mother.


Mrs. Sarah Carpenter, on her 80th birthday. Portraits of her sons on the wall.


Alfred is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich and at IPSWICH ODDFELLOWS LODGE WW1 MEMORIAL

Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion. Attached to 7th Trench Mortar Battery:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements


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