Born: 1881, Ipswich.

Died: 4th April 1915; age: 33; KiA at Lindenhock.

Enlistment Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

Date of Entry Therein: 23rd February 1915 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 5550.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Lindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery,






1881   New Cut East, Ipswich.


William was 2 months old and living with his parents.

William Diaper, 19, a Bricklayer, born Debenham, Suffolk.

Sarah Julia Diaper (nee Halls), 18, born St. Clement’s, Ipswich.


1891   1, Bloomfield’s Court, Rope Walk, Ipswich.


William was 10 years old and living with his father and father’s partner & step siblings who were recorded as Diaper.

William, 28, a Bricklayer’s Labourer.

Angelina Branch Diaper (Turner), 24, born Barham Union Workhouse, Suffolk.

Richard Luff Diaper (Turner), 5, born Ipswich – died 1911, Needham Market, Suffolk.

Ruth Ellen Diaper, 2, born Ipswich.

Ada Elizabeth Diaper, 7 months, Ipswich.


William’s father, William Diaper died April 1914, at Addenbrooks Hospital, Cambridge.

His mother, Sarah Julia Diaper remained in Ipswich. On the 1911 census she was at living at 9, Albion Place, Ipswich. She died 1915, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Miss Emily Fisher.

Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion:


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