Born: 1889, Ipswich.

Died: 19th May 1917; age 27; Died of Wounds.

Residence: 26, Rendlesham Road, Ipswich.

Employed: from July 1914, for Great Eastern Railway, at Ipswich. First as a Permanent Way Labourer, before transferring to the Civil Engineering Department.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; date: 28th August 1914.

Date of Entry Therein: 31st January 1915.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 93863

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, ‘D’ Battery, 104th Brigade.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914-1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John & Maria Flegg, of 26, Rendlesham Road, Ipswich.




1891   Primrose Cottage, Newton Road, Ipswich.


Walter was a year old and living with his parents & siblings.

John Flegg, 33, a Boot Finisher, born Stadbroke, Suffolk.

Maria Flegg (nee Moody), 31, born Higham, Suffolk.

Beatrice Flegg, 8, born Ipswich.

Maud Edith Flegg, 5, born Ipswich.

Edward John Flegg, 3, born Ipswich.


1901   26, Rendlesham Road, Ipswich.


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

John, 43, a Boot Finisher.

Maria, 41.

Beatrice, 18 a Tailoress.

Maud, 15, a Tailoress.

Edward, 13.

Florence May Flegg, 8, born Ipswich.

Lily Gertrude Flegg, 5, born Ipswich.

Ethel May Flegg, 4, born Ipswich.

Ann Flegg, 74.


1911   26, Rendlesham Road, Ipswich


Walter was 21 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John, 52, a Boot Repairer.

Maria, 51.

Beatrice, 28, a Tailoress.

Maud, 25, a Tailoress.

Edward, 23, a Tailor.

Florence, 18, a Tailoress.

Lily, 15.

Ethel, 14.


Soldiers’ Effects to John Flegg – father.


Walter is also remembered on the Great Eastern Railway war memorial, Liverpool Street Station, London.


GER Toll for the Brave.

Extra information courtesy of Keith Barker – Great Eastern Railway Society


 Royal Field Artillery, ‘D’ Battery, 104th Brigade:






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