Images courtesy of Richard

1918 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury Newspaper.

Born: 1892, Ipswich.

Died: 3rd June 1918; age 26; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich – in the Post Office Rifles.

Employed: Ipswich Post Office.


Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 608732.

Regiment: London Regiment (London Irish Rifles), 18th Battalion.

Formerly 372601, 8th London Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Montigny Communal Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George & Anna Hale, of 13, Khartoum Road, Ipswich.



1901   Kirby Street, Ipswich.


Alfred was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George Hale, 42, a Postman, born Coddenham, Suffolk.

Anna Hale (nee Page), 43, born Crowfield, Suffolk.

George Albert Hale, 19, a Postman, born Ipswich.

Frank Herbert Hale, a Baker, born Ipswich.

Emily Anna Hale, 15, born Ipswich.


1911   13, Khartoum Road, Ipswich.


Alfred was 18 years old, a Restaurant Porter. He was living with his parents & siblings.

George, 52, a Postman.

Anna, 53.

Bertie Robert Hale, 31, a Tram Motorman – Borough Council Corporation, born Crowfield.

Frank, 26, a Baker.

Emily, 25.

1 boarder.


Soldiers’ Effects to George Hale – father.


Alfred is also remembered on the war memorial at the Royal Mail Centre, Commercial Road, Ipswich and St. John the Baptist Church, Ipswich 

post office

London Regiment (London Irish Rifles), 18th Battalion:

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