Laid to rest at the Field of Honour


Known as WALTER BANTICK on war records.

Born: 1888, Ardleigh, Essex.

Died: 10:15pm, 19th November 1918; age: 30; Died of Pneumonia following Influenza, whilst on leave from France, at Ipswich Military Hospital, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich. Served 2 years & 354 days.

Residence: Old Cattle Market, Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 1st December 1915; age: 27; Occupation: Electrical Traction Engine Driver; Religion: CofE. Signed up for the duration of the war. Next of Kin: eldest sister – Mrs Nellie Alden, of Red House, St Osyth Road, Clacton, Essex & friend: Mrs W. Jarritt, The Plough Inn, 2, Dogs Head Street, Old Cattle Market, Ipswich. Height: 5ft 7 1/4ins.

Trade: Skilled Engine Driver – field.



Home: 1st December 1915 – 11th August 1916.

France: 12th August 1916 – November 1918.

14 days leave to England – 7th November 1918.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Ipswich – 15th November 1918.


Rank: Sapper; Service Number: 145831.

Regiment: Royal Engineers, 5th Army Troops Corps.

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,





1891   Crown Lane, Ardleigh, Essex.


Harry was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles Bantick, 38, an Agricultural Labourer, born Ardleigh.

Emma Bantick (nee Chilver), 40, a Tailoress, born Ardleigh.

Maud Kate Bantick, 10, born Langham, Essex.

William Edward Bantick, 7, born Myland, Essex.

Herbert Walter Bantick, 4, born Ardleigh.


1901   Harwich Road, Ardleigh, Essex.


Thomas was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles, 50, an Agricultural House Man – Farm.

Emma, 49.

Maud, 20.

William, 17, an Agricultural Labourer.

Herbert, 14.

Golden Bertie Bantick, 5, born Ardleigh.


1911   ‘Ferndale’ Old Road, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex.


Walter Thomas was 22 years old, a Traction Engine Driver – Public Works Contractor. He was a boarder at the Boarding House of 34 year old, Emily Agnes Grant.


Thomas’s mother, Emma Bantick, died 1912, Colchester, Essex. His father, Charles Bantick, died 1913, Ardleigh, Essex.


Soldiers’ Effects to Ellen L. Alden, Agnes Day, William Bantick, Herbert Bantick, Maud K. Upton, Lily Rudge, and Golden B. Bantick – siblings.

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