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.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



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.

1 boarder.


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.

Eliza, 13.

1 boarder.


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

Royal Garrison Artillery, 6th Division, Ammunition Column:

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