Ipswich War Memorial and Cenotaph


Born: 1895, Chelmsford, Essex.

Baptised: 15th June 1895, Chelmsford, Essex; parents: Alfred & Louisa Parker Boon.

Died: 18th March 1919; age 23 – of Bronchial Pneumonia – at the 51st Casualty Clearing Station. Illness caused by exposure under active service conditions whilst engaged on military duties. Served 3 years & 288 days.

Residence: 13a, High Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 4th June 1915; Age: 20 years. Signed up for the Duration of the War. Height: 5ft 2 ins.

Service: embarked: Southampton 25th January 1917 ‘Archimedes’ – disembarked: Havre 26th January 1917 – attached 2/3 (Home Counties) Field Ambulance 58 Division. Leave: 17th March 1918 – 31st March 1918.


Rank: Driver; Service Number: 238389.

Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps, No. 1. Coy, 58th Div. Train.


Medals Awarded: Granted 1st Good Conduct Badge – 4th June 1917. Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Alfred & Louisa Parker Boon, of 13A, High Street, Ipswich.




1901   10, Conduit Street, Chelmsford, Essex.


Frank was 5 years old and living with his parents & sister.

Alfred Boon, 35, a Cycle Dealer – own account – at home, born Earl Soham, Suffolk.

Louisa Parker Boon (nee Grave), 41, born Chelmsford.

May Louie Boon, 13, born Chelmsford.

1 servant.


1911   13, High Street, Ipswich.


Frank was 15 years old and living with his parents & sister.

Alfred, 47, living on Independent Means.

Louisa, 52, living on Independent Means.

1 housekeeper (same as 1901).


Soldiers’ Effects to Alfred Boon – father.


On the 10th March 1920, Frank’s mother received the Memorial Scroll. She wrote a letter in reply of acknowledgement and thanks.


Frank is also remembered on the war memorial at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.


Royal Army Service Corps:

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