Born: 1886, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.
Died: 4th November 1915; age 29; of Dysentery at Malta.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Date of Entry Therein: 21st September 1914.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 5766
Regiment: Duke of Edinburgh’s (Wiltshire) Regiment, 5th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War 1914 Star + Clasp.
1891 5, Orwell Courts, Upper Orwell Street, Ipswich.
William was 6 years old and living with his parents, step brother & siblings.
William Archer, 48, a labourer – Quay, born Nacton, Suffolk.
Martha Archer (nee Goodwin), 44, a Factory Hand, born St. Mary Stoke, Ipswich.
George Frederick Goodwin, 16, born St. Mary Stoke, Ipswich.
Ada Agnes Archer, 12, borm St. Mary le Tower, Ipswich.
Charles Samuel Archer, 5, born St. Clement’s, Ipswich.
Emma Archer, 3, born St. Clement’s, Ipswich.
1901 St. John’s Home for Boys & Girls, Bloomfield Street, Ipswich.
William was 15 year old, a Tailor. He and his brother, 13 year old Charles were Inmates at the children’s workhouse.
William’s mother, Martha Archer died 1914, Ipswich.
Soldiers’ Effects to Emma Archer – aunt, and Jane Maria Cowey, wife of William Henry Cowey, a compositor.
William is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Clement’s Church WW1 War Memorial.
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