Born: 1894, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Died: 6th November 1916; age 22; KiA.

Mrs. Dora Need was notified of her son’s death in May 1917.

Residence: 9, Potter Street, Ipswich.

Employed: as a Labourer for Great Eastern Railway. Entered the company in November 1913.

Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 20620

Regiment: East Surrey Regiment, 9th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 65 to 67.

Loos Memorial,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs. D. Nedd, of 9, Potter Street, Ipswich.




1901   28, White Elm Street, Ipswich.


William was 7 years old and living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Isidora Nedd (nee Miners), 38, Laundress – own account, born Probus, Cornwall

George Alexander Nedd, 16, a Grocer’s Shop Porter, born Ipswich.

Henry Thomas Nedd, 13, born Ipswich.

Ethel Georgina Nedd, 11, born Ipswich.

Walter Charles Nedd, 1, born Ipswich.

1 boarder.


1911   9, Potter Street, Ipswich.


William was 17 years old, and a Ginger Beer Factory Labourer. He was living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Dora, 45, Laundress – own account.

Ethel, 21, a Making Hand – Corset Factory.

Walter, 11.


William’s father was George Alexander Nedd, born 1864, in Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas. An able seaman. On the 17th/18th November 1893, George a Boatswain was presumed lost at sea.

Banffshire Journal – Tuesday, 28th November 1893 – BANFF VESSELL MISSINGGrave fears are entertained for the safety of the “Admiral” of Baff, a sixty-seven-ton sloop, owner Baillie H. Munro, which has not been heard of since some days before the great gale a week ago. The “Admiral” which conveyed a cargo of grain from Banff to Ipswich, was on the way from the latter port in ballast to Grangemouth to load up with coals and was last spotted off Great Yarmouth on Tuesday, 14th November. Alex King, captain, Banff; Ed Ross, Banff; Sinclair, Macduff; and a man of the name of Need, from Ipswich, who joined the vessel at Great Yarmouth, formed the crew. Except for Ed Ross, the men were all married.


In November 1892, St. Clement’s, Ipswich, George and Dora’s one year old son, William Albert Need died.


Soldiers’ Effects to Dora Nedd – mother.


William is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Clement’s Church, Ipswich and the Great Eastern Railway war memorial, Liverpool Street Station, London.


East Surrey Regiment, 9th Battalion


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  • Hi I’m searching y family tree. William Christopher Nedd is my great grandfather I would appreciate a photo if they exist thankyou


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