William is not remembered on the memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 30th August 1886, 22, Clink Street, St. Saviour, Southwark, London.

Baptised: 19th September 1886, at St. Saviour Church, Southwark. Parents: Annie Amelia & William Digby, a Foreman at Grist Mill, of Clink Street, St. Saviour, Southwark.

Died: 27th December 1918; age: 32; died at Baghdad Isolation Hospital.

Residence: ‘Bray Rise,’ Rushmere Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Architect.


Rank: Armourer Staff Sergeant; Service Number:A/3025.

Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps, Advanced Depot.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Baghdad War Cemetery (North Gate),



Relatives Notified & Address: Only son of William & Annie Amelia Digby, of ‘Bray Rise,’ Rushmere Road, Ipswich.




1891   73, Park Street, St. Saviour, Southwark.


William was 4 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

William Digby, 36, a Miller’s Foreman, born St. Saviour.

Annie Amelia Digby (nee Dawkins), 32, born St. Saviour.

Annie Amelia Digby, 12, born St. Saviour.

Eveline Dawkins Digby, 10, born St. Saviour.

Charlotte May Digby, 7, born St. Saviour, Southwark.

Ida Elizabeth Digby, 2, born St. Saviour, Southwark.


1901   2, Crofton Road, Camberwell, London.


William was 15 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

William, 46, a Mill Manager.

Annie, 42.

Annie, 22, a Dressmaker.

Eveline, 20 years old, a Dressmaker.

Charlotte, 19.

Ida, 13.

Winifred Louise Digby, 6, born St. Saviour, Southwark.


1911   ‘Bray Rise’ Rushmere Road, Ipswich.


William was 24 years old, a Student Architect. He was living with his sisters.

William, 57, a Corn Miller – employer.

Annie, 52.

Ida, 22.

Winifred, 15.


Soldiers’ Effects to William Digby – father.


In 1903, William’s sister, Eveline Dawkins Digby, married Edward Lawrence Hunt, a Wholesale Iron Monger & Builder’s Merchant. In 1938 – 1939, Edward became Mayor of Ipswich.

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