Born: 1894, Ipswich.

Died: 24th October 1916; age 22; KiA.

Residence: 31, Hatfield Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th October 1915 – Balkans.

25th September 1915, 1/1st The Suffolk Yeomanry dismounted and sailed on S.S. ‘Olympic’ from Liverpool for service at Gallipoli. Arrived on Anzac Cove in October 1915 and came under the command of the 54th (East Anglian) Division. In December 1915 they were evacuated to Egypt.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 43646

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Formerly 2138, 1/1st Suffolk Yeomanry.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:

Plot 1, Row J, Grave 1.

Bertrancourt Military Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Eldest son of Walter & Jane Louisa Powling, of 31, Hatfield Road, Ipswich.




1901   Mesandra, Hatfield Road, Ipswich.


Walter was 6 years old and living with his parents, sisters, maternal aunt & cousin.

Walter Powling, 34, a Builder – employer, born Ipswich.

Jane Louisa Powling (nee Battell), 31, born Ipswich.

Walter Powling, 6, born Ipswich.

Edith Caroline Powling, 4, born Ipswich – died 1907, Ipswich.

Marjorie Violet Powling, 6 months, born Ipswich.

Louisa Selina Glanfield (nee Battell), 27, born Ipswich.

Dorothy Louisa Glanfield, 5 months, born Ipswich.


1911   31, Hatfield Road, Ipswich.


Walter was 16 years old, a Builder’s Son. He was living with his parents & sisters.

Walter, 44, Builder – employer.

Jane, 41.

Marjorie, 10.

Gladys Kathleen Powling, 2, born Ipswich.


Walter was educated at Nacton Road Council School, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Walter Powling – father.


 Walter is also remembered on the war memorial at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.

Nacton Road School
Nacton Road School Roll of  Honour

Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements


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