Born: 1872, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Died: 4th April 1915; age 42; died of Pulmonary Tuberculosis, at the Herman de Stern Hospital, Felixstowe, Suffolk.

Informant of the death – William’s sister, Mrs. Lucy Louisa Bailey (wife of George Bailey), of 134, Pullens Buildings, Manor Place, Walworth, London.

Residence: 4, Tanner’s Lane, Ipswich.

Occupation: a General Labourer.

Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk; date: 1890; age: 18.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 3/7500

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 3rd Battalion.

Formerly Private, 8847, Medical Staff Corps.


Grave Reference:


Felixstowe New Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William & Susan Crickmore, of Ipswich.


Brother to GEORGE CRICKMORE. kia




1881   Albert Street, Ipswich.


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

William Crickmore, 31, a General Porter – Ships, born Ipswich.

Susan Crickmore (nee Cannell), 28, born Ipswich.

Lucy Louisa Crickmore, 10, born St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Alfred Crickmore, 7, born Ipswich – died 1907, Ipswich.

Henry Crickmore, 5, born Ipswich.

John Crickmore, 2, born Ipswich.

George Crickmore, 10 months, born Ipswich.


1891   Royal Victoria Hospital, Military Station, Netley, Hound St. Mary, Hampshire.


William was 18 years old, a Soldier ranked Private for the Medical Staff Corps.


On the 11th May 1876, the Committee of the School Board met at the Town Hall. Mrs. Susan Crickmore was before Messrs. W. Fraser (in the chair), W. Turner, and E. Grimwade.

12th May 1876 – East Anglian Daily Times

Mrs. Crickmore’s (Albert Street) two children Lucy and William, aged 6 and 4 respectively, had not attended school lately; the excuse was poverty. In answer to interrogatories, the woman said that her husband was a quay porter, and sometimes earned £1 a week, and sometimes nothing. Ordered to send her children to school at once.


William’s father, William Crickmore died 1892, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Susan Crickmore – mother, Henry Crickmore & Private John Crickmore – brothers, and Lucy L. Bailey (wife of George Bailey) & Catherine Barwick (wife of Samuel Alfred Clifford Barwick) – sisters.


George & William’s 63 year old sister, Catherine Barwick, wife of Samuel Alfred Clifford Barwick, of 67, Finland Road, Lewisham, London, was 1 of 34 people killed on the 2nd February 1945 when at 08:22am, a V2 rocket fell in the gardens between Finland Road, and Revelon Road. http://www.flyingbombsandrockets.com/V1_summary_se4.html

On the 9th October 1893, at Ipswich Police Court, William Crickmore, of Rope Walk – pleaded guilty, William Phillips, of a lodging house at Permit Office Street – pleaded guilty and John Scopes, of Cavendish Street – pleaded not guilty before the Mayor (R.D. Fraser, Esq), Dr. W.P. Mills, J. May, J.H. Josselyn, R.M. Miller, and G. Hines, Esqs., on a charge of a very serious assault on the police. William Crickmore, William Phillips and John Scopes formed part of a disorderly crowd which made a savage attack on Police Constable Nears, in Upper Orwell Street, when at ten minutes past eleven o’clock at night, he had just taken a man named Ranson into custody and was endeavouring to get him to the station. The crowd rushed and hustled P.C. Nears across the street causing him and Ranson to fall into a pork butcher’s shop. Affairs got so desperate that P.C. Nears drew his truncheon. He heard Scopes shouting in the crowd but in the tumult could not remember whether Scopes struck him first or not. Witnesses – Joseph Scoggins, a second-hand clothes dealer; 14 year old Florence Norman and 16 year old, Christopher Chandler gave evidence in support of the charge, and testified that Scopes struck P.C. Nears first using a buckle-strap. The Bench convicted all three defendants, and fined each of them 50s. and 12s. 6d. costs, or a month’s imprisonment.

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