Born: 4th May 1895, Bradwell, Suffolk.

Died: 30th August 1917; age 21; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 16th August 1914.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 39867

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery, 3rd Siege Battery.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Canada Farm Cemetery,






1901   274, Spring Road, Ipswich.


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

Walter Palfrey, 42, a Carpenter & Joiner, born Bardwell, Suffolk.

Adelaide Emma Palfrey (nee Nice), 42, born Walsham le Willows, Suffolk.

Kate Palfrey, 16, a Dressmaker, born Thetford, Norfolk.

Irene Palfrey, 12, born Bardwell.

Aletha Palfrey, 10, born Bradwell.

Bessie Palfrey, 9, born Bradwell.

Hubert Palfrey, 7, born Bradwell.

Evelyn Palfrey, 1, born Ipswich.


1911   274, Spring Road, Ipswich.


Walter was 15 years old, at School Evening Classes. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Walter, 52, a Building Carpenter – Builder. He was Deaf.

Adelaide, 52.

Aletha, 20, a Nurse Maid – Domestic – Private Employer.

Hubert, 17, an Apprentice Ship Joner – Ship Builder.

Evelyn, 11.

Adelaide Palfrey, 9, born Ipswich.

Victor Palfrey, 4, born Ipswich.


Walter attended St. John’s Primary School, Ipswich – entered 1899.


Soldiers’ Effects to Adelaide E. Palfrey – mother.

Walter is also remembered on St. John The Baptist church memorial, Ipswich


Royal Garrison Artillery, 3rd Siege Battery


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One comment on “WALTER PALFREY
  1. Tony Copsey says:

    Born on 4 May 1895 – date of birth given on his entrance in 1899 to St John’s Primary School, Ipswich.

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