Born: 21st May 1885, 18, Norfolk Road, Ipswich.

Died: 26th August 1917; age 32; Died of Wounds.

Residence: 7, Robinson Street, Ipswich.

Employed: Ransomes & Rapier, Waterside Works, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 44135

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 11th Battalion.

Formerly 21815, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Templeux-Le-Guerard Communal Cemetery Extension,




Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Nellie Elliss, of 7, Robinson Street, Ipswich.




1891   111, Hervey Street, Ipswich.


Lancelot was 5 years old he was living with his parents & siblings at the home of his maternal grandparents, aunt, uncle & cousins.

John Lambert, 53, a General Labourer, born Ipswich.

Sarah Lambert, 51, born Ipswich.

Kerry Lambert, 20, a Groom – Domestic, born Ipswich.

Gertrude Lambert, 22, a Pawnbroker, born Ipswich.

Cecil Lambert, 12, born Ipswich.

Kenneth Lambert, 10, born Ipswich.

Pontive Vialda Lambert, 4, born Ipswich.

William Ellis, 31, a Cigar Maker, born Ipswich.

Alberta Rosa Elliss (nee Lambert), 26, born Ipswich.

Ivan Issley Elliss, 4, born Ipswich.

Vealdo Hildred Elliss, 2, born Ipswich.


1901   71, Finchley Road, Ipswich.


Lancelot was 15 years old, a Draper’s Porter. He was living with his parents & siblings.

William, 41, a Cigar Maker.

Alberta, 33.

Vealda, 11.

Pontine Rodamy Elliss, 5, born Ipswich.

Henry Thomas Elliss, 2, born Ipswich.


1911   71, Finchley Road, Ipswich.


Lancelot was 24 years old, a Seaman – Cook. He was living with his parents & siblings.

William, 50, a Carter – Ipswich Borough Council.

Alberta, 42.

Ivan, 22, a Groom – Domestic.

Pontine, 15, work at Printers.


In 1914, Ipswich Lancelot married Nellie Daniels Abbott (nee Lankester), born 1880, Wherstead, Suffolk.


Soldiers’ Effects To Nellie Elliss – widow.


Lancelot is also remembered on the Ransomes & Rapier Ltd. war memorial, Bourne Park, Ipswich.St Mary at Stoke Church Ipswich, War Memorial.

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Suffolk reg

Suffolk Regiment, 11th Battalion:

On August 24th the 11th Battalion the Suffolk regiment moved to Priel Wood taking part in the attack on (26th) Malakhoff farm and the trench system in front of Hargicourt. With hand to hand fighting the 11th Battalion casualties amounted from July to September came to 230 with clp Sidney James Day receiving a Victoria Cross for his bravery, taking a German machine gun post and without hesitation throwing a German stick grenade out of the way of his wounded men. clp.Day after clearing the trench established himself in an advanced position, remaining there for sixty six hours at his post, which came under intense hostile shell grenade and rifle fire.

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements


Friends of The Suffolk Regiment


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