Images Courtesy of Ian Maden
Born: 1883, Ipswich.
Died: 16th February 1916; age 33; of Pulmonary Tuberculosis – 5 months, at 82, Rope Walk, Ipswich. Mother – Eliza Jane Dutton present at the death, of 82, Rope Walk. Served 13 years & 17 days.
Residence: 82, Rope Walk, Ipswich.
Occupation: a Dock Labourer.
Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 9th October 1902; Age: 19 years & 8 months; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 11 ins, fresh complexion, brown eyes & brown hair. Tattoos- cross & anchor on left forearm.
Discharged: Gosport – 25th October 1915.
Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 11776
Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery, 6th Division, Ammunition Column.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs Eliza Jane Dutton, of 82, Rope Walk, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.
William’s compass,tags and medals
1891 4, Queen’s Court, Albert Street, Ipswich.
William was 8 years old and living with his widowed mother & sister.
Eliza Jane Dutton (nee Fuller), 25, a Staymaker, born Ipswich.
Eliza Jane Dutton, 3, born Ipswich.
1901 40, Rope Walk, Ipswich.
William was 18 years old, a Boot Finisher. He was living with his widowed mother & sister.
Eliza, 35, a Stay Machinist.
1911 82, Rope Walk, Ipswich.
William was 28 years old, a Dock Labourer. He was living with his widowed mother & sister.
Eliza, 45, a Sewing Machinist – Tailoring.
Eliza, 23, a Sewing Machinist – Tailoring.
William’s father was William Dutton, born 1853 – died 1889, Ipswich.
Eliza Jane Dutton received her late son’s 14 Star on the 6th October 1921. The British War medal on the 19th January 1921 & the Victory medal on the 5th April 1921.
Soldiers’ Effects to Eliza Jane Dutton – mother.
William is also remembered on St. Clement’s Church WW1 War Memorial