Born: 1896, Ipswich.

Died: 22nd November 1918; age 23; Died of Pneumonia at No. 15 Combined Clearing Station, Beirut, Syria.

Residence: 5, Riverside Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Driver; Service Number: 855418

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, 270th Brigade.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:

Beirut War Cemetery,

Lebanese Republic.


Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Sidney Ivan & Edith Ellen Nicholls, of 5, Riverside Road, Ipswich.




1901   5, Riverside Road, Ipswich.


Alfred was 5 years old and living with his parents, sisters & maternal grandfather.

Sidney Ivan Nicholls, 35, a general labourer, born Rushmere St. Andrew’s, Suffolk.

Edith Ellen Nicholls (nee Hayward), 30, born Washbrook, Suffolk.

Rose Edith Nicholls, 10, born Ipswich.

Ellen Ada Nicholls, 9, born Ipswich.

Kate Victoria Nicholls, 3, born Ipswich.

Alfred Hayward, 66, widower, a Pig Butcher – Slaughter, born Finningham, Suffolk.


1911   5, Riverside Road, Ipswich.


Alfred was 15 years old, an Errand Boy. He was living with his parents, sisters & maternal grandfather.

Sidney, 45, a Corporation Carter.

Edith, 40.

Rose, 20.

Daisy May Nicholls, 6, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Sidney Ivan Nicholls – father.


Alfred is also remembered on the war memorial under Public Health at the Town Hall, Ipswich and Springfield School, Ipswich and Burlington Baptist Church, London Road, Ipswich.


Royal Field Artillery, 270th Brigade

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