WILLIAM BACON

Born: 1895, Ipswich.

Died: 6th March 1917; age 21; Died of Wounds.

Residence: 17, Castle Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 40329

Regiment: Lincolnshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Formerly 24824, Suffolk Regiment.

 

In February 1921, the body was exhumed, identified by a cross on the grave and reburied.

 

Grave Reference:

III.B.33.

Peronne Road Cemetery,

Manicourt,

Somme,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Benjamin & Amelia Bacon.

 

Brother to JOHN BACON.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   17, Castle Street, Ipswich.

 

William was 5 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

Benjamin Charles Elisha Bacon, 35, an Iron Moulder, born Ipswich.

Amelia Bacon (nee Cutting), 33, born Ipswich.

Benjamin Bacon, 10, born Ipswich.

John Bacon, 8, born Ipswich.

 

1911   17, Castle Street, Ipswich.

 

William was 15 years old, an Errand Lad. He was living with his parents & brothers.

Benjamin, 45, a Painter at the Foundry – Agricultural Manufacturer.

Amelia, 42.

Benjamin, 20, a Milk Seller – Farmer.

John, 18, a Milk Seller – Farmer.

William’s father Benjamin Charles Elisha Bacon, died 1913, Ipswich.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Amelia Bacon – mother, and Benjamin Bacon – brother, of 73, Berners Street, Ipswich.

 

 

THE LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT 2nd Battalion: http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/lincolnshire-regiment/

 

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