Born: 16th December 1896, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Died: 11th July 1918; age 21; Died of Wounds at 6 Stationary Hospital, Frevent.

Enlistment Location: St. Paul’s Churchyard, Convent Garden, London.


Rank: Lance Corporal, Service Number: 29059

Regiment: Grenadier Guards, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded; Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


St. Hilaire Cemetery Extension.


Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Alfred Francis & Marion Sawer, of 64, London Road, Ipswich.




1901   2, Cambourne Villa, Park View, Charlwood, Surrey.


Alfred was 4 years old, he and his sister were staying with their widowed, maternal grandmother.

Ellen S. Tillett, 61, Living on own Means, Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Gwendolen Mary Sawer, 6, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

1 general domestic servant.


1911   78, Orford Street, Ipswich.


Alfred was 14 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred Francis Sawer, 52, a Grocer – employer, born Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Marion Sawer (nee Tillott), 46, born Barsham, Suffolk.

Dorothy Marion Sawer, 20, a Book Keeper – Grocery, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Francis Evelyn Sawer, 19, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Gwendolen, 16.

Stella Margaret Sawer, 12, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Beryl Kathleen Sawer, 11, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Douglas Brian Sawer, 10, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.


Alfred was educated at Miss Leggett’s Preparatory School, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Marion Sawer – mother.


Alfred is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Matthew’s Church and at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.


Grenadier Guards, 2nd Battalion


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