Born: 5th April 1897, Ipswich.

Died: 19th September 1918, age 20; Died of Wounds received in action near Doingt on the same day at No. 20 Casualty Clearing Station.

Employed: at a Maltster’s firm, Ipswich.

Enlisted: 27th October 1916 in The Coldstream Guards, 4th Battalion.


Served with the British Expeditionary Force. Returned to England in November 1917 for a period of training at Trinity College, Cambridge. Returned to France 27th July 1918.


Gazetted 1st July 1918 – 2nd Lieutenant, of the Essex Regiment.


Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 9th Battalion.


Grave Reference:


Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension,




Relatives Notified & Address: Nephew & Legal Ward of Mr J.E.H. Wilson, of Cherryfield Avenue, Ranelagh, Dublin.




1901   The Green, Ashbocking, Suffolk.


John was 2 years old and living with his maternal grandparents.

Robert Richer, 54, a Farm Labourer, born Hemingstone, Suffolk.

Sarah Richer, 53, born Kenton, Suffolk.


1911   11, Ashbocking Road, Ashbocking, Suffolk.


Jack was 12 years old and living with his maternal grandparents.

Robert, 64, a Farm Labourer.

Sarah, 63.


Father: Andrew Joseph Hackett Wilson, born 1870, Lambeth, Surrey – died 1910, London.

Mother: Elizabeth Annie Wilson (nee Richer), born 1875, Ashbocking, Suffolk.

Uncle & Legal Ward: John Ernest Hackett Wilson, born 1868, Kent, of  Edlington, 60, Henley Road, Ipswich and 2, Cherryfield Avenue, Dublin.





Essex Regiment, 9th Battalion

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