Born: 1893, Ipswich.

Died: 21st August 1918; age 25; KiA.

Residence: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 205880

Regiment: Bedfordshire Regiment, 1st Battalion.

Formerly 265369, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 4 & 5.

Vis-En-Artois Memorial,

Pas De Calais,







1901   34, Austin Street, Ipswich.


Frank was 8 years old and living with his parents and brothers.

George William Punchard, 39, a Postman, born Ipswich.

Mary Ann Punchard (nee Woodward), 38, born Ipswich.

George Punchard, 16, a Leather Merchant’s Warehouseman, born Ipswich.

William Punchard, 15, a Grocer’s Apprentice, born Ipswich.

Robert Punchard, 9, born Ipswich.


1911   60, Spring Road, Ipswich.


Frank was 18 years old, a Tailor’s Porter. He was living with his parents, brothers & widowed paternal grandmother.

George, 49, a Head Postman – Post Office.

Mary, 49.

Robert, 19, a Mattress & Bedding Maker – Furnishers.

Maria Punchard, 75, born Harleston, Suffolk.

1 nurse.


In 1915, Ipswich, Frank married Alice Robinson, born February 1896, Combs, Suffolk.


Soldiers’ Effects to Alice Punchard – widow.

Bedfordshire Regiment, 1st Battalion

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