Born: 1891, Ipswich.

Died: 19th September 1918; age 27; KiA.

Residence: 25, Wolsey Street, Ipswich.

Employed: at Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies Orwell Works, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: G/38809

Regiment: Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), 7th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 7.


Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs Hannant, of Gymnasium Street, Ipswich; husband of Rose Lankester (formerly Smith), of 15, Ideal Cottages, Bramford Road, Ipswich.




1901   3, Curve Street, Ipswich.


Alfred was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George Smith, 39, a Labourer – Mineral Water Works, born Ipswich.

Rebecca Smith (nee Westley), 33, born Ipswich.

Joseph George Smith, 13, an Errand Boy, born Ipswich.

Henry Charles Smith, 11, born Ipswich.

Jessie May Smith, 6, born Ipswich.


1911   174a, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.


Alfred was 19 years old, a Foundry Labourer – Agricultural Implements Works. He was living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Rebecca, 43.

Joseph, 23, a National Telephone Inspector.

Henry, 21, a Baker.

Jessie, 16, a Day Girl – Domestic.

Florence Maud Smith, 9, born Ipswich.


In 1918, Ipswich, Alfred married Rose Warren, born 1894, Needham Market, Suffolk.


Alfred is also remembered on the war memorial at the Presbyterian Church formerly on London Road, Ipswich

and at St. Nicholas Church(1), Ipswich and St. Peter’s Church(2), Ipswich.(3)LONDON ROAD CONGREGATION CHURCH MEMORIAL and the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich.

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 Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), 7th Battalion


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