Born: 1898, Ipswich.

Died: 10th April 1918; age 20; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Private: Service Number: 200772

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 12th Battalion.

Formerly 2988, Suffolk Regiment.

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:

Panel 3.

Ploegsteert Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William & Bertha Fitch, of 20, Devonshire Road, Ipswich.




1901   62, Gibson Street, Ipswich.


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

William Walter Fitch, 30, a Foundry Labourer, born Wickham Market, Suffolk.

Bertha Agnes Fitch (nee Coe), 31, born Ipswich.

Daisy Muriel Fitch, 8, born Ipswich.

Stanley George Fitch, 5, born Ipswich.

Lily Eliza Fitch, 1, born Ipswich.


1911   62, Gibson Street, Ipswich.


William was 14 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William, 40, a Dock Labourer.

Bertha, 41.

Stanley, 16, a Factory Hand – Steel Plater – Corset Maker.

Lily, 10.

Ellen Rachael Fitch, 5, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Bertha Fitch – mother.


William is also remembered on the war memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Ipswich.

Suffolk reg

Suffolk Regiment, 12th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment battalion movements


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