image courtesy of Rex Clarke


Born: 1876, Tuddenham, Suffolk.

Died: 6th September 1918; age 42; Died of Wounds – 3 General Hospital.


Rank: Sapper; Service Number: 184745

Regiment: Royal Engineers, 503rd Field Coy.

Formerly Private, 57903, Northumberland Fusiliers.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Mont Huon Military Cemetery,

Le Traport,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William & the late Mrs Mortimer, of Tuddenham; Husband of Ellen Mortimer, of 32, Surbiton Road, Ipswich.




1881     Chevalier Street, Ipswich.


Horace was 4 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

William Henry Mortimer, 29, a Bricklayer, born Tuddenham, Suffolk.

Susannah Mortimer (nee Leggett), 32, born Tuddenham.

Frederick Mortimer, 6, born Tuddenham.

William Samuel Mortimer, 1, born Ipswich.


1891   8, Chevalier Street, Ipswich.


Horace was 14 years old, an Errand Boy – Cigar Manufacturer. He was living with his parents & siblings.

William, 39, a Bricklayer.

Susannah, 42.

Frederick, 16, a Coachman’s Assistant – Domestic.

William Samuel Mortimer, 11, born Ipswich.

Henrietta Elizabeth Mortimer, 9, born Ipswich.

Charles Leggett Mortimer, 7, born Ipswich.

Sidney Mortimer, 3, born Ipswich.

Alice Rose Mortimer, under 1 month, born Ipswich.


1901   52, Windsor Road, Ipswich.


Horace was 24 years old, a Bricklayer. He was married & Head of the Household.

Ellen, 22.

Violet, 1.

2 visitors.


1911   32, Surbiton Road, Ipswich.


Horace was 34 years old, a Bricklayer. He was Head of the Household.

Violet, 11.

Doris, 6.


Horace’s mother, Susannah Mortimer died, 1895, Ipswich.


In 1898, Ipswich, Horace married Ellen Woods, born 1879, All Saint’s, Ipswich.

They had 3 children:

Violet Henrietta Mortimer, born 1900 All Saint’s, Ipswich.

Doris Freda Mortimer, born 1904, All Saint’s, Ipswich.

Albert H. Mortimer, born 1913, All Saint’s, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Ellen Mortimer – widow.



 Royal Engineers, 503rd Field Coy





  • It was interesting to read the information on my great grandfather Horace Mortimer, some of which I did not know. I would just like to correct that my grandmother, Doris Freda Mortimer was born in 1904 rather than 1905 according to our records. I have a picture of my great grandfather, unfortunately not in uniform, which I will send to the e-mail address noted.
    Thank you.

    • Thank you for the information. Horace’s great, great granddaughter has just used this information in a school project where she had to research someone from WW1.


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