image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.


Born: 11th April 1893, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Died: 5th April 1916; age 23; Died of Enteric Fever, at Lahore, Bengal, India.

Burial Date: 6th April 1916.

Residence: Melville Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Willesden, Middlesex.


Rank: Private; Service Number: T/1784

Regiment: Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment) Regiment, 1st/9th Battalion (T.F.).


Medals Awarded: Victory and British War.


Grave Reference:

Karachi 1914 – 1918 War Memorial,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr. & Mrs. W. Hood, of Ipswich.






1901   46, Long Street, Ipswich.


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

William Hood, 36, an Iron Moulder, born Stoke, Ipswich.

Edith Helen Hood (nee Trew), 29, born St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.

Percy Alfred Hood, 6, born St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Alfred Cecil Hood, 3, born St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

2 boarders.


1911   208, Rose Hill Road, Ipswich.


William was 18 years old, a Pawnbroker’s Assistant. He was living with his parents, aunt & cousin.

William, 46, General Iron Moulder – Foundry.

Edith, 38.

Alfred, 13.

Edith Purvis May Hood, 9, born St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Cyril Edward Hood, 7, born St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Reginald Ernest Hood, 5, born St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Frederick Harold P. Hood, 11 months, born St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Priscilla Bongartz, 43, born St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.

Percy Alfred Trew, 16, a Printer – Compositor, born London.


Soldiers’ Effects to William Hood – father.


Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment) Regiment, 1st/9th:

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