image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1895, St. Michael’s, Ipswich.

Died: 17th August 1917; age 21; Died of Wounds.

Residence: 124, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.

Employed: Messrs. Wootton and Sons, Tavern Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: February 1917.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 23995

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 8th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Mendingham Military Cemetery,








1901   60, Upper Orwell Street, Ipswich.


Percy was 5 years old and living with his parents, siblings & maternal grandmother.

William Pizzey, 28, a Fruiterer – own account, born Ipswich.

Emma Leonora Pizzey (Phillips), 29, born Ipswich.

William Arthur Pizzey, 6, born Ipswich.

Stanley Henry Pizzey, 3, born Ipswich.

Emma Leonora Pizzey, 1, born Ipswich.

Mary A. Phillips, 50, born Ipswich.


1911   8a, High Street, Ipswich.


Percy was 15 years old, a Hairdresser. He was living with his widowed father & siblings at the home of his paternal grandparents.

Thomas Pizzey, 63, a Fruiterer and Shopkeeper – own account, born Earl Soham, Suffolk.

Frances Mary Pizzey (nee Bradstreet), 66, a Fruiterer and Shopkeeper – own account, born Claydon, Suffolk.

William, 38, a Labourer – Iron Foundry.

William, 16, a Clerk – Printer.

Stanley, 13.

Emma, 11.

Leonard Victor Pizzey, 3, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Alice M. Bird and William Pizzey – father.



The above are the photographs of Reserve Police-Constable William Pizzey, of the Ipswich Borough Police, who has three soldier sons. Pte. Pizzey who joined the Force as a reserve constable in September 1914, lives at 124, Cemetery Road. We regret to have to state that the second son, Pte. Percy Alexander Pizzey has lately fallen in action. Prior to the war, he won distinction in athletic circles as a swimmer. In 1913 he was the champion swimmer of Suffolk winning the 100 yards, the 220 yards, and the quarter-mile County Championship. A member of the Ipswich Swimming Club, he had a great future before him and, in addition to the County Championship, he won many medals and prizes. The names and regiments of the three boys are: (1) Corpl. Arthur Pizzey, City of London Cyclist Battalion, age 23. Was employed before the war at Messrs. W.S. Cowell. Ltd., was a of the 6th (Cyclist) Battalion, Suffolk Regt. prior to the war; he is now in India. (2) Pte. Percy Alexander Pizzey, Suffolks, aged 21, prior to enlisting was at Messrs. Wootton and Sons, Tavern Street, Ipswich. He enlisted about eighteen months ago, going to France in February last. He was killed in action on August 17th. (3) Corpl. Stanley Henry Pizzey, R.A.M.C., aged 19, was formerly at Messrs. Ransomes, Sims, and Jefferies. He went to the Dardanelles in 1915 with the M.E.F. and has been out ever since, being now in Palestine.

Suffolk Regiment, 8th Battalion records:

On August the 16th a carrying party of six officers and two hundred men transported a large mass of wire material to the front line. The following evening the whole battalion left the Café Belge in buses and proceeded to Rubrouck for rest and training. Moving equipment and wire to the front had cost the battalion many casualties, the enemy shelling the trenches being aware of the movement and the refortifying of the trenches at night.

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements


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