Born: June 1887, Ipswich.

Died: 7th May 1915; age 27 years and 11 months; Died of Wounds at Gallipoli.

Residence: 58, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 25th April 1915 – Balkans.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 8072

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233.

Helles Memorial,

Turkey (including Gallipoli).


Relatives Notified & Address: Second son of Sarah Norfolk, of 58, Cemetery Road, Ipswich & the late William Norfolk.




1891   6, Peel Street, Ipswich.


Benjamin was 6 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

William Cook Norfolk, 32, a Shoe Clicker, born Ipswich.

Sarah Bacon Norfolk (nee Bays), 32, born Ipswich.

Edith Mary Ann Norfolk, 8, born Ipswich.

Charles William George Norfolk, 6, born Ipswich.

Wilfred Lancelot Norfolk, 1, born Ipswich.


1901   32, Finchley Road, Ipswich.


Benjamin was 13 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William, 42, a Boot Clicker.

Sarah, 42.

Edith, 18, a Boot Repairer.

Charles, 16, a Solicitors Clerk.

Wilfred, 11.

Lily Violet Norfolk, 4, born Ipswich – died 1914, Ipswich.


1911   India.


Benjamin was 24 years old, a Soldier ranked Private in the 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment.


Benjamin’s father, William Cook Norfolk died in 1911, in Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Sarah Norfolk – mother, Wilfred Lancelot Norfolk and Charles William George Norfolk – brothers and Edith Mary Ann Norfolk – sister.




Essex Regiment, 1st Battalion

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