Photograph courtesy of Pam


Born: 1st May 1881, 41, Wells Street, St. Helen’s, Ipswich.

Died: 13th March 1915; age 34; Died of Wounds – Estaires.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 2395

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:

Joint Grave III.B.4.

Estaires Communal Cemetery & Extensions,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Sarah Ann Clements, of Ipswich & the late Walter Clements.




1891   41, Wells Street, Ipswich.


John was 9 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Walter John Clements, 33, a Blacksmith, born Whitton, Suffolk.

Sarah Ann Jane Clements (nee Warn), born Ipswich.

Philip Walter Clements, 8, born 41, Wells Street, Ipswich.


1901   41, Wells Street, Ipswich.


John was 20 years old, a Fitter – Engine. He was living with his parents & brothers.

Walter, 43, a Blacksmith.

Jane, 48.

Philip, 18, a Fitter – Gas.

Albert Patrick Clements, 8, born Ipswich.


1911   117, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.


John was 29 years old, a Lawn Mower Tester – Iron Foundry – Lawn Mowers. He was married and Head of the Household.

Maud, 35.

Doris, 7.

Gertrude, 4.

Herbert, 2.

Gladys, 3 months.


John’s father, Walter John Clements, died June 1915, Ipswich.


On the 31st May 1903, at St. Helen’s Church, Ipswich, John married Maud Martha Jarrold, born August 1874, 25, John Street, Ipswich – died December 1914, Ipswich. They had 4 children:

Doris Myra I. Clements, born 1904, St. Helen’s, Ipswich.

Gertrude Winifred M. Clements, born May 1906, St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.

Herbert Henry J. Clements, born 1908, St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.

Gladys Catherine A. Clements, born December 1910, St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.



John & Maud’s son Herbert ‘Darkie’ Clements, played football for Ipswich Town FC

John is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich.

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