Image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1897, 5, Alan Road, Ipswich.

Died: 13th November 1916; age 19; Died of Wounds – No. 11 Casualty Clearing Station. He was severely wounded in the head, never regaining consciousness, and died shortly after admission to the casualty clearing station.

Residence: 5, Alan Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number; 43802

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Formerly 2480, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Varennes Military,




Relatives Notified: Son of Sarah & the late Gaius Waters of Ipswich.




1901   5, Alan Road, Ipswich.


William was 3 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Gaius Waters, 42, a Grocer’s Assistant, born Eastbourne, Sussex.

Sarah Waters, 43, born Chelmondiston, Suffolk.

Stephen Waters, 11, born Ipswich.


1911   5, Alan Road, Ipswich.


William was 13 years old a Grocer’s Clerk. He was living with his parents.

Gains, 53, a Grocer’s Assistant.

Sarah, 54.


Soldiers’ Effects to Gaius & Sarah Waters – parents.


William is also remembered on the war memorial’s found at St. Mary at the Quay Church, Ipswich, at Holy Trinity Church, Ipswich, at Alan Road Methodist Church, Ipswich,  Holy Trinity Church,  the Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Orwell Works war memorial. Now sited at The Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket, Suffolk.

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