Born: 1881, Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Died: 26th April 1915; age 34; KiA.

Employed: as a Fitter at Orwell Works, Ransomes Sims & Jefferies, Ipswich

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 114.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + the Territorial Force Efficiency Medal.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 21.

Ypres(Menin Gate) Memorial,






1881   Ipswich Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk.


Walter was a year old and living with his mother at the home of his maternal grandparents & uncle.

Peter Tuck Bensley, 60, a Maltster’s Labourer, born Suffolk .

Mary Ann Bensley (nee Crickmer), 59, born Badingham, Suffolk.

James Crickmer Bensley, 28, a Maltster’s Labourer, born Halesworth, Suffolk.

Ellen Mary Ann Bensley, 21, born Halesworth.


1891   8, Potter Street, Ipswich.


Walter was 10 years old and living with his mother at the home of his maternal, widowed, grandmother & uncle.

Mary Ann, 54.

James, 34, a General Labourer.

Ellen, 29.


1911   27, Upper Barclay Street, Ipswich.


Walter was 30 years old, a Foundry Fitter. He was living with his uncle.

James, 50, a Machinist – Furniture Manufacturer.


Soldiers’ Effects to Ellen Bear – mother.


Walter is also remembered on The Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies, Ipswich.


Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment


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