Born: 12th April 1915, Suffolk.
Died: 7th February 1942; age: 26; died in a motor accident in Bengal, India.
Residence: 8, Permit Office Street, Ipswich.
Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 5826286.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion – Infantry.
Buried: 8th February 1942.
Father: Herbert William Root, born February 1893, Eye, Suffolk. A General Labourer.
Mother: Bessie Elizabeth Root (nee Moss), born July 1892, Carleton Rode, Norfolk.
Diss Express – 13 March 1942
ROOT- On February 7th, 1942: Killed in a motor accident in India: Private Wilfred Root age 26 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Root, of Ipswich, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Moss, of Roydon.