Born: 1897, Ipswich.

Died: 25th September 1917; age 20; KiA.

Residence: 6, Elliott Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Rifleman; Service: 235083

Regiment: The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) 1st/5th Battalion.

Formerly 19786, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 31 to 34 & 162 & 162A & 163A.

Tyne Cot Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Joseph & Nellie Lankester, of 6, Elliott Street, Ipswich.




1901   6, Elliott Street, Ipswich.


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

Joseph Lankester, 32, a Cab Driver – Groom, born Ipswich.

Ellen Lankester (nee Kettle), 32, born Crowfield.

Elsie Sarah A. Lankester, 5, born Ipswich.


1911   6, Elliot Street, Ipswich.


William was 13 years old, an Errand Boy – Fruiter. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Joseph, 41, a Tram Cleaner – Tramway Corperation.

Ellen, 42.

Gertrude Ellen Lankester, 16, a Laundry Maid, born Ipswich.

Elsie, 15, Housework – at home.

Leslie Arthur Lankester, 6, born Ipswich.

Iris E. Lankester, 9 months, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Ellen Lankester – mother.


 The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) 1st/5th Battalion:


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