HORACE EDWARD PIPER

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:

II.G.21.

Ypres Town Cemetery Extension,

West-Vlaanderen,

Belgium.

 

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.

 

CENSUS

 

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.

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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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