Born: 1881, Ipswich.

Baptised: 4th December 1881, St. Michael’s Church, Ipswich.

Died: 16th July 1916; age 35; KiA.

Residence: 28, Upper Barclay Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 3717.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 1C & 2A.

Thiepval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the late Walter & Alice Garner, of 29, Upper Barclay Street, Ipswich; husband of Agnes Mary Lummis (formerly Garner), of 28, Upper Barclay Street, Ipswich.




1891   29, Upper Barclay Street, Ipswich.


Walter was 10 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Walter Garner, 32, a painter, born Ipswich.

Alice Sarah Garner (nee Gooding), 29, a Marque Maker, born Ipswich.

Lilian Maud Garner, 9, born Ipswich.

Alice Catherine Garner, 6, born Ipswich.


1901   29, Upper Barclay Street, Ipswich.


Walter was 19 years old, a Steam Circle – Saw-yer. He was living with his parents & sisters.

Walter, 42, a Painter & Glazier.

Alice, 40, a Machine Hand – Tent Maker.

Lily, 18, a Boot Fitter.

Alice, 15.


1911   29, Upper Barclay Street, Ipswich.


Walter was 30 years old, a Painter – Iron Foundry. He was living with his widowed mother & young relation.

Alice, 50, a Machine Hand – Tent Works.

Walter Charles Garner, 9, born Ipswich.


Walter’s father, Walter Garner died June 1901, Ipswich. His mother, Alice Sarah Garner died July 1918, Ipswich.


In 1911, Ipswich, Walter married, Agnes Mary Parker, born August 1893, Elmsett, Suffolk.

They had 3 children:

Doris Violet Evelyn Garner, born January 1912, Ipswich.

Reginald W.C. Garner, born 1914, Ipswich.

Queenie Alice Agnes Garner, born April 1916, Ipswich.


Walter also became father to Agnes’s daughter Bertha Elizabeth Charlotte Parker, born September 1908, Freston, Suffolk.


Soldiers’ Effects to Agnes M. Garner – widow.


Walter is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Michael’s Church War, Ipswich.


Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements


Friends of The Suffolk Regiment


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