Born: 1881, St. Michael’s, Ipswich.

Died: 15th March 1921; age 39.

Residence: 446, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.

Re-Enlistment Details: Location Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk; Date: 24th June 1916; Age 34 years & 6 months; Occupation: Labourer; Religion: CofE; Next of Kin – sister – Jessie Howard, 446, Foxhall Road. Signed up for the duration of the war. Description: blue eyes, brown hair and Buffalo Bill tattoos on upper left arm.

7th (Service) Battalion Service number: 26819 The Suffolk Regiment

Service: France 14th July 1916 – 15th August 1916.

10th August 1916 – No.15 Ambulance Train – Sick.

Discharged after an epileptic fit which left an impediment in his speech.

Re-Enlisted: Date: 26th March 1918; Location: Ipswich.

Discharged 19th August 1918 – served 147 days; Character – good. Weekly pension 13/9, to be re-viewed after 13 weeks.

Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 286829

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery, 2nd Depot.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War + Silver War Badge.


Grave Reference:IMG_6717

H. 27. 54.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the late Joseph & Mary Ann Worth of Ipswich.

Served in the South African Campaign.




1891   Stanwells Terrace, 8, Leonard’s Road, Colchester, Essex.


Walter was 9 years old and living with his father & siblings.

Joseph Bird Worth, 49, a widower, a Foundry Labourer, born Ipswich.

Jessie Elizabeth Worth, 15, a Domestic Servant, born Ipswich.

Beatrice Alice Worth, 12, born Ipswich.

Ada Violet Worth, 11, born Ipswich.

Albert George Worth, 6, born Ipswich.

Lily May Worth, 4, Ipswich.


1911   10, New Street, Ipswich.


Walter was 29 years old, a Dock Labourer. He was a Lodger at a lodging house with 29 other lodgers.


Walter’s mother was Mary Ann Worth (nee Borrett), born 1852, Eye, Suffolk. Mary Ann died in 1888, Colchester, Essex.


Walter’s father Joseph Bird Worth died in 1892, Colchester, Essex.


Mrs Jessie Howard signed & received her brother Walter’s Victory & British War medals on the 28th August 1922.


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