Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.


Born: 1883, Ipswich.

Died: 27th October 1920; age: 37; at the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital.

Residence: Surbiton Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: S4/125657.

Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,





1891   16, Austin Street, Ipswich.


William was 7 years old and living with his parents and siblings at the home of his widowed maternal grandfather.

Samuel Cotton, 60, a Coal Merchant, born Saxmundham, Suffolk.

Henry W. Cracknell, 33, a Carpenter, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Ann Cracknell (nee Cotton), 36, born Benhall, Suffolk.

Ann Cracknell, 8, born Ipswich.

George Cracknell, 5, born Ipswich.

Charles Cracknell, 1, born Ipswich.


1901   6, Cambridge Terrace, Sea View Road, South Shoebury, Essex.


William was 18 years old, a Baker. He was 1 of 3 Boarders at the home of 49 year old, Thomas Whites, a Railway Guard.


1911   52, Cambridge Road, Shoeburyness, Essex.


William was 27 years old, a Journeyman Baker. He was married and Head of the Household.

Emily, 24.

Emily, 6.


In 1904, Shoeburyness, Essex, William married Emily Lucy Knott, born April 1886, Shoeburyness, Essex. They had 2 daughters:

Emily Elizabeth Cracknell, born 1905, Shoeburyness.

Alice Rosetta Cracknell, born September 1911, Shoeburyness.

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