Born: 1875, Woodbridge, Suffolk.
Admitted to hospital 13th February 1917 – died later the same day at 2.45pm – age 42 – Pneumococcal Meningitis – at Fort Pitt Military Hospital, Chatham, Kent.
Residence: 19, Coronation Road, Ipswich.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 4th August 1916; Age: 40 years & 11 months; Occupation: Builder’s Foreman; Religion: CofE. Next of Kin: wife – Ada Blanden – 19, Coronation Road & step father – Harry Cherrington – The Street, Melton, Suffolk. Height: 5ft & 6 3/4ins.
Rank: Sapper; Service Number: 184773; Regiment: Royal Engineers, ‘A’ Coy, 1st Reserves Battalion.
Fort Pitt Military Cemetery,
Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of A.A. Blanden, of 19, Coronation Road, Ipswich.
1881 Castle Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk.
William was 5 years old and living with his maternal grandmother & sister.
Mary Carr, 68, a baker’s widow, born Kirkley, Suffolk.
Eliza Sophia Blanden, 11, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.
In 1881, William & Eliza’s 28 year old, widowed mother, Georgiana Blanden, was working as a Housemaid for the warden & his family at the Melton Workhouse, Suffolk.
1891 Lower Street, Ufford, Suffolk.
William was 14 years old, a Bricklayer’s Labourer. He was living with his mother, step father & step sister.
Henry Cherrington, 40, a Whitesmith, born Islington, London.
Georgiana Cherrington, 37, born Woodbridge.
Ellen Georgiana Cherrington, 2, born Woodbridge.
1901 14, Wellington Street, Ipswich.
William was 25 years old, a Bricklayer. He was living with his sister and her family.
Abner Clarke, 31, a Flour Miller, born Ipswich.
Eliza Clarke, 31.
Albert John Clarke, 5, born Ipswich.
Dorothy Bessie Clarke, 3, born Ipswich.
Manfred Clarke, 2, born Ipswich.
1911 ‘The Bell Inn’, Kesgrave, Suffolk.
William was 35 years old, a Helper for a publican. He was married and living with his wife’s uncle – also their employer.
William Foulger, 45, a widower, a Publican – employer.
Ada Blanden, 31, a Housekeeper.
1 servant & her 2 adult children.
William’s father was Albert Blanden, born 1843, Halesworth, Suffolk, died 1880, Woodbridge, Suffolk. He was a Coachsmith.
William’s mother Georgiana Cherrington died 1917, Woodbridge, Suffolk.
On the 18th October 1902, Ipswich, William married Ada Alice Stannard, born November 1879, Bucklesham, Suffolk.
Royal Engineers, ‘A’ Coy, 1st Reserves Battalion: http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/?s=royal+engineers