image from the Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury – 1918.


Born: 1894, Ipswich.

Died on or since death presumed: 28th April 1917; age: 22; Died of Wounds.

Enlistment Location: The Railway Tavern, Burrell Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 43177

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.

Formerly 994, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War + Territorial Force War Medal.


Memorial Reference:IMG_6748

Bay 4,

Arras Memorial,

Pas de Calais,





1901   111, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich.


William was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George Thomas Fairweather, 40 a Telegraph Worker, born Ipswich.

Emily Fairweather (nee Gant), 38, born Groton, Suffolk.

George Frank Fairweather, 15, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Fairweather, 13, born Ipswich.

Elsie Kate Fairweather, 11, born Ipswich.

Harry Fairweather, 3, born Ipswich.


1911   317, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich.


William was 16 years old, an Apprentice Tailor. He was living with his parents & siblings.

George, 56, a Retired Telegraph Worker – G.E.R.

Emily, 48.

George, 24, a Clerk – Wholesales Grocer.

Elizabeth, 23, a Domestic Servant – Housemaid.

Harry, 13.

Mabel Fairweather, 6, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to George T. Fairweather – father.


William is also remembered on the war memorial at the Presbyterian Church formerly on London Road, Ipswich.and at St. Mary at Stoke Church, Ipswich.



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