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.
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.
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.