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; 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 & Paper Hanger, an employer; born Ipswich.

Hubert, 15, a Solicitors 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, 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 father, Barnard Raphael died 1908, Ipswich.

His grandfather, William John Farman died 1913, Ipswich.


In 1912, Ipswich, Leopold married Jessie Larking, born 1889, Helmingham, Suffolk – died September 1924, 7, Cobden Place, Ipswich – Tuberculosis.

They had 1 son:

Leo Leslie Raphael, born July 1914, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Jessie Raphael – widow.


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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