image from 1918 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1894, Ipswich.

Died: 23rd March 1918; age 24; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 41398

Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment, 2nd/8th Battalion.

Formerly 19922, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:

Ham British Cemetery,

Muille -Villette,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr E.D. & Mrs C. Pollard, of 30, Purplett Street, Ipswich.




1901   192, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.


Spencer was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Edward Lenny Pollard, 29, a Bricklayer, born Ipswich.

Charlotte Pollard (nee Abbott), 27, born Ipswich.

Ethel Margaret Pollard, 8, born Ipswich.

Albert Edward Pollard, 4, born Ipswich.

Charles James Pollard, 7 months, born Ipswich.


1911   30, Purplett Street, Stoke, Ipswich.


Spencer was 17 years old, a General Gardener. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Edward, 39, a Bricklayer.

Charlotte, 37.

Ethel, 18, a Factory Hand – Corset Factory.

Albert, 14, a Baker’s Boy.

Charles, 10.

Doris May Pollard, 5, born Ipswich.

Ernest Leslie Pollard, 3 months, born Ipswich.



Mr. and Mrs. Abbott, 9, Castle Street, Ipswich, have three sons, two sons-in-law, and two grandsons serving in the Army, whilst another son has been killed. Their names and regiments are: (1) Lance-Corpl. C.J. Abbott, Essex Regiment, joined since the war, has been invalided home from France, and is now in India. Prior to joining was at the Orwell Works. (2) Driver A. Abbott, who has served 18 years in the R.F.A., has been in France since the outbreak of war. (3) Sergt. L. Abbott, who served eight years in India with the King’s Own Royal Lancashire Regiment, went to France in February, 1915, being killed the September following. (4) Bombdr. W. Abbott, who joined the R.F.A. since the war, has been in France two years. (5) Pioneer E. Pollard (son-in-law) serving in France with the Royal Engineers, was prior to the war foreman with Mr. Kenny, builder, Ipswich. (6) Driver A. Castle, 19 years’ service with the R.H.A., has been in France since the war broke out, has seen service in France, being wounded in the leg. (8) Pte. S. Pollard (grandson) stationed in England with the Suffolk Regiment.

Worcestershire Regiment, 2nd/8th Battalion

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  1. Yvonne Davey says:

    This is my great uncle who died even before my mother was born,my nan lost her first husband Arthur seager and her brother Spencer Pollard within 18 months of each other.

  2. John Haddock says:

    Spencer James Pollard was my Great Uncle, on my Grandmothers side of the family.

  3. John pollard says:

    This is my great uncle, brother of Lancelot pollard, my grandad. I’m heading g to mouille Gillette this week as I dont believe anyone has paid their respects to him for many years, if any. 🙂

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