Ipswich War Memorial and Cenotaph


Born: 4th March 1894, St. Helen’s, Ipswich.

Died: 30th May 1915; age 21; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 31st October 1914.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 6923.

Regiment: Household Cavalry & Cavalry of the Line, 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales’ Own).


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 3.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of James Haywood Bradbrook, of 10, Foundation Street, Ipswich.




1901   32, Nottidge Road, Ipswich.


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

James Haywood Bradbrook, 44, a Hammerman, born Ipswich.

Rachel Bradbrook (nee Smith), 45, born Ipswich.

Amelia Rachel Bradbrook, 16, a Stay Maker, born Ipswich.

Charles James Bradbrook, 14, a Sugar Boiler, born Ipswich.

Gertrude Mary Bradbrook, 11, born Ipswich.

James Haywood Bradbrook, 9, born Ipswich.

William Smith, 53, an Iron Moulder, born Ipswich.


1911   35, Borough Road, Ipswich.


William was 17 years old, a Coremaker – Foundry. He was living with his parents, siblings & maternal uncle.

James, 54, a Signal Smith – Railway.

Rachel, 55.

Gertrude, 21, a Tailoress.

James, 19, an Engine Fitter – Iron Works.

William Smith, 60, a Moulder – Foundry.


William’s mother, Rachel Bradbrook died 1913, Ipswich.


William was first educated at St. Clement’s School, Ipswich.

Date of admission – 17th January 1905, to the Ipswich Grammar School for Boys, his father James Bradbrook, a striker, of 32, Nottidge Road, Ipswich was responsible for William’s attendance and any fees.


Soldiers’ Effects to James Haywood Bradbrook – father.


William is also remembered on the war memorial at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.


Household Cavalry & Cavalry of the Line, 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales’ Own): 


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