Born: 1889, Stoke, Ipswich.

Died: 4th May 1917; age 28 – Drowned on H.M.T. ‘Transylvania’.

Residence: 91, Harland Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: Assistant of Goffin Brothers, Westgate Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 201342

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 15th (Suffolk Yeomanry) Battalion.

Formerly 4060, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Savona Memorial,





1891   91, Harland Street, Ipswich.

Frederick was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Henry Lawrence, 51, a Labourer, born Aspal, Suffolk.

Cornelia Lawrence (nee Keeble), 39, born Ipswich.

Annie Lawrence, 13, born Ipswich.

Walter Lawrence, 10, born Ipswich.

Lucy Alice Lawrence, 7, born Ipswich.


1901   91, Harland Street, Ipswich.

Frederick was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Henry, 60, a Railway Labourer.

Cornelia, 49.

Walter, 19, a Railway Labourer.

Lucy, 17, a Slipper Binder – Boots.


1911   91, Harland Street, Ipswich.

Frederick was 22 years old, a Grocer’s Assistant. He was living with his parents & sister.

Henry, 71, a Railway Labourer.

Cornelia, 59.

Lucy, 26, in Boot & Shoe Trade.


Frederick’s father Henry Lawrence died 1914, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Cornelia Lawrence – mother.


The H.M.T. Transylvania, defensively armed, built 1914, 14,315 grt, was torpedoed in the port engine on 4th May 1917 by the German U-boat U63 2½ miles South from Cape Vado, Gulf of Genoa, Italy, Mediterranean Sea. She was carrying Government stores and troops from Marseilles to Alexandria, and was owned by Anchor Line (Henderson Brothers) Ltd of Glasgow.

H.M.T. Transylvania

Suffolk Regiment, 15th (Suffolk Yeomanry) Battalion:

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