Born: 1897, Shimpling, Norfolk.

Died: 19th September 1916; age 19; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 26928

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,





1901   3, Victoria Place, Ipswich.


Walter was 3 years old and living with his mother (recorded as widow) & sister. They were visitors at the home of 25 year old Mrs Elizabeth Turner.

Clara Bartram (nee Turner), 49, a Needle Worker – Shirts, born Barton, Norfolk.

Ellen Georgina Bartram, 24, a Domestic Servant, born Dickleburgh, Norfolk.


1911   8, Black Horse Square, Ipswich.


Walter was 14 years old, an Errand Boy – Tailor. He was living with his mother (recorded as a widow), sister & niece.

Clara, 54, a Stay Worker – Corset Factory.

Ellen, 30, a Charwomen – own account.

Winifred Kate Batram, 9, born Ipswich.


Walter’s father was Habakkuk Bartram, born 1837, Dickleburgh, Norfolk, died 1912, Dickleburgh, Norfolk.

On the 1901 census, Habakkuk was 62, (recorded as married) and living & employed at Hall Common, Shimpling, Norfolk, as a Horseman on the farm of 75 year old widow, Sarah Ford.

On the 1911 census, Habakkuk was 72, (recorded as married) and living at Dickleburgh with relatives at the home of 49 year old, Harry Chivers.


Walter is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary Le Elms Church, Ipswich.



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