Born: 1895, Ipswich.

Died: 28th April 1917; age 23; KiA.

Residence: 6, Fore Street, Ipswich.

Employed in the warehouse of Messrs. W. and S. Cowell, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 43309

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Bay 4.

Arras Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Alfred & Emma Ann Brown, of 6, Fore Street, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.




1901   44, Albion Street, Ipswich.


Willie was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred William Brown, 43, an Engine Maker – Trimmer – Iron Foundry, born East Begholt, Suffolk.

Emma Ann Brown (nee Goldsbury), 42, born Ipswich.

Daisy Brown, 20, a Cardboard Box Maker, born Ipswich.

Constance May Brown, 18, a Domestic Servant, born Ipswich.

Grace Brown, 15, a Cardboard Box Maker, born Ipswich.

Lily Brown, 13, born Ipswich.

Percy Brown, 11, born Ipswich.

Stanley Brown, 4, born Ipswich.


1911   6, Fore Hamlet, Ipswich.


Willie was 17 years old, a Packer – Paper Bag Factory. He was living with his parents, siblings + niece & nephew.

Alfred, 55, a Labourer.

Emma, 52.

Grace, 26, a Boxmaker – Box Factory.

Percy, 21, an Engine Driver – Iron Foundry.

Lilley, 24, a Bag Maker – Paper Bag Factory.

Stanley, 14, an Errand Boy – Iron Foundry.

Constance Hoggar, 29, a widow.

William Hoggar, 6, born Ipswich.

Gladys Hoggar, , born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Emma Ann Brown – mother.


William is also remembered on the war memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Ipswich.


Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion: 

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements


Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

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