image from 1918 Suffolk Chronical And Mercury newspaper


Born: 1880, Ipswich.

Died: 27th March 1918; age 38; KiA.


Rank: 2nd Lieutenant; Service Number: 7276

Regiment: London Regiment, 1st (City of London) Battalion, (Royal Fusiliers) attached 7th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, T.F.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 85 & 86,

Pozieres Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs Prentice, of 351, Nacton Road, Ipswich & the late Oliver Prentice.




1881   St. Helen’s Street, Ipswich.


Oliver was a year old and living with his parents & infant sibling.

James Oliver Prentice, 31, a Corn Merchant’s Clerk, born Ipswich.

Louisa Jane Prentice (nee Todd), 21, Born Ipswich.

unnamed infant, 1 month, born Ipswich. (Harold).

1 general servant.

1 monthly nurse.


1891   9, Spring Road, Ipswich.


Oliver was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James, 41, a Corn Merchant’s Clerk.

Louisa, 31.

Harold, 10.

Mary Louisa Prentice, 7, born Ipswich.

Amy Olivia Prentice, 5, born Ipswich.


1901   93, Belle Vue Road, Ipswich.


Oliver was 21 years old, a Clerk – Gas Works. He was living with his parents & sisters.

James, 51, a Corn Merchant’s Clerk.

Mary, 17.

Amy, 15.


1911   268, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.


Oliver was 31 years old, a Clerk – Gas Works. He was living with his parents & sister.

James, 61, a Secretary – Corn Trade & Malting Company.

Louisa, 51.

Mary, 27.


Oliver’s medals were sent to his mother on the 20th November 1922.


Soldiers’ Effects to James Oliver Prentice Esq. – father and Miss Amy Olivia Prentice – sister & Frank Prentice, a Gas Engineer.


Oliver is remembered on the war memorial at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.



London Regiment, 1st (City of London)




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