Born: 1892, Hintlesham, Suffolk.

Died: 8th November 1914; age 22; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 6th October 1914.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 3/6489

Regiment: Bedfordshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 4.

Ploegsteert Memorial,






1901  17, Hamilton Street, Ipswich.


Edward was 8 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Alfred Edward Grimsey, 35, a Brewer’s Drayman, born Hintlesham, Suffolk.

Florence Amelia Grimsey (nee Soar), 34, born Ipswich.

Florence Mary Grimsey, 10, born Hintlesham.

Emily Ruth Grimsey, 9, born Chattisham, Suffolk.

Grace Louisa Grimsey, 7, born Hintlesham.

Daisy May Grimsey, 5, born Ipswich.

Gertrude Blanche Grimsey, 3, born Ipswich.


1911   19, Mount Street, Ipswich.


Edward was 18 years old, a Van Labourer – Canham. He was living with his mother & siblings.

Florence, 40.

Mary, 20, a Laundry Ironer – Akerter.

Ruth, 19, a Laundry Ironer – Akerter.

Grace, 17, a Factory Machinist – Turner.

Gertrude, 13.

Bertie William Grimsey, 7, born Ipswich.

1 boarder.


Soldiers’ Effects to Florence Amelia Grimsey – mother.


Alfred is also remembered on the handwritten war memorial at The Mission Free Church, Ipswich.


Bedfordshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion:


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