image from the Suffolk Chronical And Mercury – 1918


Born: 1885, Kersey, Suffolk.

Died: 27th April 1918; age 32; KiA.

Residence: 27, Finchley Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: with the Prudential Assurance Company, Doncaster, Yorkshire.

Enlistment Location: Doncaster, Yorkshire.


Rank: Private; Service Number: G/69950

Regiment: Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment, 7th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Body exhumed, identified by cross on grave, and reburied.


Grave Reference:


Ypres Town Cemetery Extension,




Relatives Notified & Address: Youngest son of the late Hayward & Harriet Piper, of Kersey, Suffolk; husband of M.A.M. Piper, of 27, Finchley Road, Ipswich.




1891   Kersey Street, Kersey, Suffolk.


Horace was 5 years and living with his parents, siblings & step brother.

Hayward Piper, 44, a Post Master, born Kersey, Suffolk.

Harriet Piper (nee Fairweather) (1st marriage Clayton), 43, born Little Stonham, Suffolk.

Frederick William Clayton, 20, a Farm Labourer, born Stonham, Suffolk.

Ernest Harold Piper, 7, born Kersey.

Albertha Elizabeth Piper, 3, born Kersey.


1901   The Street, Kersey, Suffolk.


Horace was 16 years old, a Grocer’s Assistant. He was living with his widowed father, sister & step sister.

Haywood, 54, a Post Master.

Sarah M.A. Clayton, 27, born Stonham.

Albertha, 13.


1911   27, Finchley Road, Ipswich.


Horace was 25 years old, a Grocer & Draper’s Assistant. He was visitor to 64 year old, Alfred John Bloomfield, a Coach Builder’s Salesman.


Horace’s mother, Harriet Piper died July 1899, Kersey. His father, Haywood Piper died June 1908, Kersey.


Probate to Maud Abbie May Piper – widow.


Soldiers’ Effects to Maud A.E. Piper – widow.


On the 3rd November 1917, St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich, Horace married Maud Abbie May Bloomfield, born 1894, Ipswich.


Horace is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Michael’s Church, Ipswich.

Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment, 7th Battalion


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