Image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.

Born: November 1882, 39, Fore Street, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Death on or since: 24th July 1917; age 34; KiA.

Residence: Lacey Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Master House Decorator.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Leopold joined the Suffolks in 1916, training at Felixstowe, afterwards being transferred to The King’s Liverpool Regiment.


Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 235067.

Regiment: The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) 1st/5th Battalion.

Formerly 19804, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 4 & 6,

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,






1891   8, Stoke Street, Ipswich.


Leopold was 8 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

Barnard Raphael, 36, a Dealer/Antiquarium, born Ipswich.

Ada Francis Eleanor Raphael (nee Farman), 29, a Pianist, born Ipswich.

Hubert Lewis Raphael, 5, born St. Clement’s Ipswich.

Reuben John Raphael, 1, born St. Mary’s, Ipswich.


1901   63, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.


Leopold was 18 years old, a House Painter. He was living with his maternal grandfather, brother & aunt.

William John Farman, 69, a widow; a House Painter and Paper Hanger – employer, born Ipswich.

Hubert, 15, a Solicitor’s Clerk.

Cora Farman, 24, a Teacher of Music – own account, born Ipswich.

2 boarders.


Leopold’s mother, Ada Raphael in 1901 was living at 41, Cherry Orchard, Kidderminster, Worcestershire. She was 39, recorded as a widow and a Teacher of Music. Leopold’s brother Reuben John Raphael, lived with their mother.


1911   111, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.


Leopold was 25 years old, a House Painter – own account. He was living with his grandfather.

William, 77, a widow; a House Painter – own account.


Leopold’s brother, Carl Rossini Raphael, born April 1888, Old Cattle Market, Ipswich – died February 1889, at the Old Cattle Market, Ipswich.


Leopold’s father, Barnard Raphael died 1908, Ipswich.


Leopold’s maternal grandfather, William John Farman died 21st February 1913, at his residence at 111, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.


On the 14th December 1912, at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich, Leopold married Jessie Lorking, born 1889, Helmingham, Suffolk – youngest daughter of Walter Lorking, an agricultural labourer and Sarah Lorking (nee Hickford), of Helmingham.

They had 1 son:

Leo Leslie Raphael, born July 1914, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Jessie Raphael – widow.


Jessie Raphael died in 1924 of Tuberculosis.

Leopold is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich.


King’s (Liverpool Regiment) 1st/5th Battalion

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