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Born: 8th October 1889, Stanaway Green, Essex.

Died: in the morning of the 23rd April 1917; age 27; KiA.

Residence: Ipswich.

Occupation: A Cattle Dealer.

Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 201498

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.

Formerly 4439, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:IMG_6758

Bay 4,

Arras Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Albert & Alice Tillett, of 43, London Road, Ipswich.




1891   London Road, Stanway, Essex.


Walter was a year old and living with his parents, brother, paternal grandmother & cousin.

Albert Tillett, 25, a Cattle Dealer – employer, born Stoke Holy Cross, Norfolk.

Alice Maria Tillett (nee Barnes), 23, born Norwich, Norfolk.

Albert William Tillett, 2, born Colchester, Essex.

Elizabeth Tillett, 55, living on owns means, born Shottisham, Norfolk.

Maud Ellen Barnes, 14, born Lowestoft, Suffolk.


1901   7, Commercial Road, St. Peter’s, Ipswich.


Walter was 11 years old and living with his parents, siblings & cousin.

Albert, 35, a Cattle Dealer – own account.

Alice, 33.

Albert, 12.

Elsie Maud Tillett, 7, born Stanway, Essex.

Arthur Richard Tillett, 5, born Colchester.

Maud, 24, a Barman.


1911   97, London Road, Ipswich.


Walter was 21 years old, a Cattle Dealer. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Albert, 45, a Cattle Dealer – employer.

Alice, 43.

Elsie, 17, a Millinery Showroom Assistant.

Arthur, 15.


Soldiers’ Effects to Albert Tillett – father.

 Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion

23rd April Second Battle of the Scarpe

“Zero Hour 4.45 a.m. troops attack on a nine mile front.

4th Battalion the Suffolk’s make a frontal attack on the Hindenburg line.

“The maze of communication trenches between the front and support line , which it was impossible to guard or even watch, afforded the enemy excellent cover during his advance.”

4th Battalion “the enemy counter-attacked vigorously. Two companies being unsupported on their flanks were compelled to fall back.”

350 casualties

Arthur William Cocker
Arthur Coleman

Kenneth Daines Mason
Arthur Charles Palmer-Gowing

Claude Albert Pizzey
John George Race
Herbert Frank Rand
Herbert James Roper
Walter Edward Tillett*
Robert Waspe

Suffolk Regiment battalion movements


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