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 1914 Star on the 6th October 1921. The British War medal on the 19th January 1921 and the Victory medal on the 5th April 1921.
Soldiers’ Effects to Eliza Jane Dutton – mother.
William is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Clement’s Church, Ipswich.