Ipswich War Memorial and Cenotaph

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.

Grave Reference:
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.
1 boarder
1 visitor.

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

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