Born: 1884, Stoke, Ipswich.

Died: 12th March 1915; age: 31; KiA. At the Battle of Neuve Chapelle

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 252

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 9,

Le Touret Memorial,

Pas de Calais,





1891   9, Little Whip Street, Ipswich.


Walter was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings + step brother.

Charles Henry Albert Ling, 37, a Carpenter, born Halesworth, Suffolk.

Sarah Ling (nee Cousins), 40, born Halesworth.

Frederick Cousins, 18, a Sugar Boiler, born Halesworth.

Emma Eliza Ling, 12, born Halesworth.

Richard William Ling, 10, born Halesworth.

Fanny Amelia Ling, 8, born Halesworth.

Thomas Alfred Ling, 5, born Ipswich.

Daisy Sarah Ling, 2, born Ipswich.

Laura Eva Ling, 7 months, born Ipswich.


1901   7, Kenyon Street, Ipswich.


Walter was 16 years old, a Worker of Lift. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Charles, 46, a Carpenter.

Sarah, 50.

Richard, 20, a Plumber.

Thomas, 14, a Groom.

Daisy, 12.

Laura, 10.

1911   7, Kenyon Street, Ipswich.


Walter was 27 years old, a Coach Painter. He was living with his widowed father & sisters.

Charles, 56, a Carpenter.

Daisy, 22, a Dressmaker.

Laura, 21, the Housekeeper – at home.


In 1911, Ipswich, Walter married Annie Ethel Eley, 1879, Ipswich. They had 1 daughter:

Irene M. Ling, born 1911, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Annie Ling – widow.


Walter is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich. St Mary at Stoke Church Ipswich, War Memorial.

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Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

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