William is remembered on the war memorial at the Town Hall.


Born: 1889, Ipswich.

Died: 25th August 1942; age: 53, at 505, Nacton Road, Nacton, Suffolk. Civilian Death.

Residence: 16, Woodhouse Square, Ipswich.


Rank: Air Raid Precautions Warden.

A.R.P:”Air Raid Precautions“ARP wardens ensured the blackout was observed, sounded air raid sirens, safely guided people into public air raid shelters, issued and checked gas masks, evacuated areas around unexploded bombs, rescued people where possible from bomb damaged properties, located temporary accommodation for those who had been bombed out, and reporting to their Control Centre about incidents, fires, etc. and to call in other services as required.




1891   104, St. Helen’s Street, Ipswich.


William was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John Schulen, 36, a Foundry Labourer, born Ipswich.

Ellen Schulen (nee Vince), born Ipswich.

Ellen Jessie Schulen, 17, worker at a Stay Factory, born Ipswich.

John Charles Schulen, 15, an Errand Boy, born Ipswich.

Robert James Schulen, 10, born Ipswich.

Frank Schulen, 12, born Ipswich.

Frederick George Schulen, 8, born Ipswich.

Daisy Schulen, 5, born Ipswich.


1901   42, Waterworks Street, Ipswich.


William was 12 years old and living with his widowed father & brothers.

John, 43, a Bricklayer’s Labourer.

Robert, 22, a Bricklayer’s Labourer.

Frank, 18, a Bricklayer’s Labourer.


1911   24, Gibson Street, Ipswich.


William was 20 years old, a Baker – Bakery. He was living with his widowed father.

John, 61, a Bricklayer – Builder.


In 1916, Ipswich, William married Norah Alice Gardiner, born December 1897, Bawdsey, Suffolk.

They had 5 children.

In the Evening Star newspaper, dated 28th April 1942, Williams son was listed as “Missing in the Far East” 

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  1. Richard Tremayne says:

    William George Schulen was my grandad, I spoke to the Ipswich Town Sergeant in the Corn exchange today and he recommended this site and that I contacted you. Would like to know any further details or pictures if possible please.

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