Born: 1886, All Saint’s, Ipswich.

Died: 25th October 1914; age 28; KiA.

Residence: Ipswich.

Occupation: a Labourer.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 16th August 1905.

Date of Entry Therein: 16th August 1914.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 8289

Regiment: Bedfordshire Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 10 & 11.

Le Touret Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Walter & Ellen Hurricks, of 8, Tanner’s Street, Ipswich.




1891   1, Handford Cut West, Ipswich.


Walter was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Walter Edward Hurricks, 30, a Bricklayer’s Labourer, born Ipswich.

Ellen Hurricks (nee Stannard), 28, born Ipswich.

Ellen Hurricks, 6, born Ipswich.

Samuel Hurricks, 2, born Ipswich.

Lily Hurricks, 6 months, born Ipswich.


1901   1, Handford Cut West, Ipswich.


Walter was 14 years old, a News Boy. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Walter, 40, a Bricklayer’s Labourer.

Ellen, 37.

Samuel, 12.

Lily, 10.

Emily Hurricks, 4, born Ipswich.

Maud Hurricks, 2, born Ipswich.

Alice Hurricks, 2 months, born Ipswich.


1911   Bermunda & Jamaica.


Walter was 24 years old, he was a Soldier ranked Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Bedfordshire Regiment.


On the 23rd August 1920, Mr W. Hurricks applies for Clasp in respect of his late son.


Soldiers’ Effects to Walter Edward Hurricks – father.


Walter is also remembered on the war memorial at The Mission Free Church Curriers Lane, Ipswich.


  Bedfordshire Regiment, 1st Battalion:

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