Image from the Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury – 1916.

Born: 1890, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Died: 19th August 1916; age 25; KiA in the field.

Residence: 2, Ashley Terrace, Winchester, Hampshire.

Occupation: Tramway Conductor.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 8th August 1907; Age: 18 years & 3 months; Occupation: a Cutter; Religion: Wesleyan. Fresh complexion, blue eyes & brown hair. Next of Kin: father – Alfred Page, of 36, Orford Street, Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 22nd September 1914.



Embarked: 21st September 1914.

Transferred to the Front – 25th October 1914.

Admitted to the 4th General Hospital – Versailles – 8th February 1915.

Discharged to Company Camp – Rouen – 13th February 1915.


Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 2254

Regiment: The Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 16B & 16C.

Thiepval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr. & Mrs. A. Page, of 1, Lady Lane, Hyde Park Corner, Ipswich; husband of Ellen Sarah Page, of 10, St. James Street, Winchester Hampshire.




1891   Coachman Cottage, Russell Road, Ipswich.


Walter was a year old and living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred Page, 36, a Coachman – Domestic, born Harleston, Norfolk.

Emma Elizabeth Page, 34, born Ipswich.

Edith Elizabeth Page, 14, born Ipswich.

Edward Wilfred Page, 12, born Ipswich.

Coachman Cottage was on the grounds of Alfred’s employer, 74 year old, Alexander Frederick Nicholson, a Linen Draper, Farmer & Wine & Spirit Merchant, of Russell House.


1901   30, High Street, Ipswich.


Walter was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred, 46, a Cab Proprietor – own account.

Emma, 43.

Edward, 22, a Shop Assistant – Wine & Spirit Stores.

Alfred Elliott Page, 9, born Ipswich.

Lilian Elsie Page, 7, born Ipswich.

1 domestic servant.


On Christmas Day, 1913, at the Wesleyan Chapel, Winchester, Hampshire, Walter married, Ellen Sarah Macklin, born July 1894, Hampshire – daughter of Morton Macklin and Jane Elizabeth Macklin (nee Smith), of Winchester, Hampshire.

Ellen and Walter had one daughter:

Vera Edith Nellie Page, born July 1914, Winchester, Hampshire.


On the 13th June 1919, Mrs. Ellen Page received the 1914 Star in respect of her late husband.


On the 10th June 1921, Mrs. Page received Walter’s Victory medal.


Soldiers’ Effects to Ellen S. Stoneley – widow.


In 1917, in Winchester, Hampshire, Ellen Sarah Page married Albert Allan Stoneley, born September 1893, in Bethnal Green.


The Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion

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  • This was my grandmother’s first husband. She remarried not longer after – her second husband, Albert Allan Stoneley (c. 1892 – 1961) was invalided out of the army having been gassed at Ypres. Her eldest son by him (my uncle) was named Victor (b. 1919, d. 2008).


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