image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle & 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.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 10th December 1915; Age: 26 years & 2 months; Occupation: Timber Carman; 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.

William is also remembered on St. Michael’s Church War Memorial, Ipswich.


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


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