image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury newspaper


Born: 1889, Ipswich.

Died: 21st April 1917; age 27; Died of Wounds at No. 8 Casualty Clearing Station from Gun Shot Wounds in the back – received in action on the 9th April 1917. Served 1 year & 133 days.

Residence: 47, Samuel Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Timber Carman.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 10th December 1915; Age: 26 years & 2 months; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 2 3/4ins.

Date of Entry Therein: 3rd October 1916.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 17840

Regiment: Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), 6th Battalion.

Formerly 3169, Royal Fusiliers.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Duisans British Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William A & Fanny Lamb, of 30, Samuel Road, Ipswich.




1891   42, Samuel Road, Ipswich.


William was a year old and living with his parents.

William Alexander Lamb, 24, a Wheelwright, born Wickham Market, Suffolk.

Fanny Lamb (nee Chittock), 25, born Ipswich.


1901   5, Hervey Street, Ipswich.


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

William, 35, a Wheelwright & Carpenter.

Fanny, 35.

Albert Edward Lamb, 9, born Ipswich.

Stanley Arthur Lamb, 7, born Ipswich.

Maude Ellen Lamb, born Ipswich.


1911   30, Samuel Road, Ipswich.


William was 21 years, a Carmen – Timber Merchant. He was living with his parents & siblings.

William, 44, a Wheelwright & Carpenter – Undertakers.

Fanny, 44.

Albert, 19, a Carpenter – Horticultural Works.

Stanley, 17, a Rink Attendant.

Maude, 11.


On Christmas Day, 1914, Ipswich, William married, Alice Allison, born August 1891, 57, Harland Street, Ipswich – daughter of William John Allison, a labourer at chemical works and Alice Allison (nee Cocker), of Old Shipyard, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Alice Bloomfield – widow.


William is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Michael’s Church, Ipswich.


Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), 6th Battalion:


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