image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1892, Ipswich.

Died: 7th June 1917; age 25; KiA. Served 345 days.

Residence: 60, Rope Walk, Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 9th February 1916; Age: 23 years & 10 months; Religion: CofE; Occupation: Hairdresser. Signed up for the duration of the war. Height: 5ft 4 1/2 ins.

 Service: Admitted to hospital 17th August 1916 – 4th September 1916 – Tonsillitis.

 Embarked 3rd December 1916 – Disembarked 3rd December 1916 – Arrived in field: 4th September 1916. 


Rank: Private; Service Number: 45037

Regiment: Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers), 7th/8th Battalion.

Formerly 20773, Norfolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Voormezeele Enclosuren No 3.




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Ellen Willis, of 60, Rope Walk, Ipswich and the late Fred Willis.




1901   60, Rope Walk, Ipswich.


Frederick was 9 years old and living with his parents & sister.

Frederick William Willis, 36, a Hairdresser – own account, born Kensworth, Hertfordshire.

Ellen Willis (nee Bloomfield), 33, born Nacton, Suffolk.

Ethel May Willis, 3, born Ipswich.


1911   60, Rope Walk, Ipswich.


Frederick was 16 years old, a Hairdresser – own account. He was living with his widowed mother & sister.

Ellen, 43.

Ethel, 13.

1 boarder.


Frederick‘s father, Frederick William Willis died 1906, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Ellen Willis – mother.

Frederick is also remembered on St. Clement’s Church WW1 War Memorial.


Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers), 7th/8th Battalion


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